Scottish Collops

"A collop is an escalope, the thick slice of meat off the bone that is cut across the grain. Collops may be of beef, lamb or venison, as well as veal and should always be flattened before use."
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  • Flatten each escalope between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper with a rolling pin or meat mallet.
  • Melt 1 oz.
  • of the butter in a large frying pan, add the escalopes and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and keep hot.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  • Stir in the wine and boil until almost evaporated.
  • Stir in the stock, mushroom ketchup and lemon juice.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer until the liquid has been reduced by about 50%.
  • Work the flour into the remaining butter, then gradually whisk into the stock to thicken slightly.
  • Stir in the mace.
  • Arrange the collops, overlapping each other, on the serving dish and spoon some sauce down the centre.
  • Garnish with crisp rolls, mushrooms, lemon twists and parsley.
  • Serve remaining sauce separately.

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  1. I thought this was just delicious. I fixed the recipe as is, and ate the leftovers for breakfast the next morning. I bet this would be terrific with pounded boneless pork cutlets as well. The sauce was the best part.
  2. I can't believe that this recipe has been posted for over a year, and I'm the only one fortunate enough to have made it--this is five star resturaunt quality fare--absolutely the best thing I've ever had the pleasure of eating--the lemon in the sauce adds the perfect amount of contrast--we served the sauce over white rice, and the veal was perfectly tender and moist--Miller, this recipe should be in the Zaar Hall of Fame!!!!!! TERESA
  3. I've read, read and re-read this recipe and for the life of me I'm damned if I can find the vinegar as an ingredient in this dish. I HAVE made this dish several times, and was beginning to think I'd lost the plot somewhere, I couldn't EVER remember putting vinegar in it. I've made a few substitutions because it IS a very forgiving recipe, but vinegar wasn't one of them!!!!
  4. I personnally don't see what the fuss is all about. I found this recipe to taste very sour from the vinegar. Quite deceitful... Just goes to prove to each his own taste.


  1. When I was a girl in Pittsburgh, we called this simple and tasty dish "slop." Awful name, but it was our favorite, and my mother could only cook it when my father was our of town. Tweak: Instead of catsup, we used Worcestershire instead.


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