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Veal Tart with Cream

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This recipe is a bit unusual for the modern palate, but it's quite good and not too complicated. The original source called for an extra pound of beef fat which I left out to make it a bit more healthy.


3/4 pounds veal
3 eggs
1 cup cream
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt


Bake the veal in a covered dish for about 45 minutes at 350°F. Let cool and then chop into fine pieces. Set aside.

Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add cream and spices and mix well. Add chopped veal to the mixture and pour into pie shell. Cover with top crust and bake at 350°F until done - about an hour. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Source [Ouverture de Cuisine, Thomas Gloning (ed.)]: Pour faire tourtes de veau à la creme. Prennez douze onces de chair de veau, & la faites cuire, puis prennez demye liure de graisse de boeuf, & hachez tout ensemble, battez trois oeufs cruds, quatre onces de succre, demye once de canelle, vne noix muscade, vn peu de sel, demye sopine de creme, bien meslé tout ensemble, & faites vostre tourte selon vostre fantasie.

Source [Ouverture de Cuisine, Daniel Myers (trans.)]: To make veal tarts with cream. Take twelve ounces of veal, & do it to cook, then take a half pound of beef fat, & chop all together, beat three raw eggs, four ounces sugar, half an ounce of cinnamon, a nutmeg, a little salt, half a sopine of cream, mix well all together, & make your tart as you please.

Published: March 29, 2006

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