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The traditional blanquette of veal (Blanquette de veau)

Recipe by: Cécile Valton
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 1h30 to 2h


List of ingredients (4 people) :

  • 800 g of veal blanquette
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small tin of chopped mushrooms
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 20 cl of light double cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Brown the meat in a little soft butter until the pieces are a little brown.
  2. Sprinkle with 2 spoonfuls of flour. Stir well.
  3. Add 2 or 3 glasses of water, the vegetable stock cube and stir. Add more water if necessary to cover.
  4. Slice the carrots and chop the onion and add to the meat, along with the mushrooms.
  5. Simmer over very low heat, covered, for about 1 a half hour to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. When the meat is tender (you should be able to insert the tip of a knife without any problem), mix the fresh cream, egg yolk and lemon juice in a bowl. Add a ladleful of stock from the mixture and mix.
  7. Remove some of the stock from the mixture so that only a little remains (otherwise the sauce will be too liquid).
  8. Add the cream/egg/lemon/broth mixture to the meat and bring to the boil for a few minutes to thicken the sauce.
  9. Stir well, adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve immediately with rice or steamed potatoes.


“Blanquette de veau” is a traditional French cooking recipe. It is a low-fat dish and very simple to prepare. The important thing is to simmer the blanquette long enough for the meat to melt!

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Cécile Valton


Cécile Valton, a qualified dietician, offers private consultations at the Centre Paramédical de Schouweiler.
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, said: “Let your food be your primary medicine”. A healthy, balanced and tasty diet is one of the essential pillars for good physical and mental health!
Passionate about my work, I am committed to accompanying my patients in a caring and educational way. Each person is unique and each story different: together, let’s set health objectives in line with your desires, your ethics, your body and your lifestyle.

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