Veal Scallopine with Madeira and Porcini Mushrooms
- 3/4 ounce dried porcinis
- 1 cup veal or chicken stock
- 1 1/2 pounds veal scallopine, pounded and flattened
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Seasoned flour, for dredging
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 shallots, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup Madeira wine
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
In a small saucepan, combine dried porcinis with veal stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for 30 minutes. Remove porcinis from liquid, rinse under running water, chop finely, and set aside. Strain liquid through a fine sieve and reserve.
Season veal with salt and pepper on both sides and lightly dredge in seasoned flour. (Do not do this until you are ready to cook the veal.) In a skillet over high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and saute half of the veal, cooking for 1 minute on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Transfer veal to a warm plate and set aside.
Saute remaining veal in remaining oil and butter, wiping skillet clean between batches if necessary.
Transfer veal to warm plate and add reserved porcini mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and Madeira, scraping pan bottom with a wooden spoon. When Madeira has reduced by half, add reserved porcini broth, and cook for 3 minutes or until volume is reduced by half. Add heavy cream and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and return veal to skillet to heat through, about 1 1/2 minutes. Serve immediately with sauce spooned over the top.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 2001