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Title: Veal Stifado
Categories: Greek Meat
Yield: 5 Servings

  Karen Mintzias
2tbOlive oil
1 1/2lbLean veal; in 1-1/2" cubes
2 Garlic cloves
  Salt & freshly ground pepper
1/4cRed wine vinegar
2tbDry red wine
3 Peeled tomatoes; chopped
1lgBay leaf
1tbWhite or brown sugar
1 1/2lbSmall white onions; peeled
1/4cChopped fresh parsley
2tbButter; cut into bits
1 Cinnamon stick
3 Whole cloves

In a baking-serving casserole, heat the oil, then add the veal and saute on all sides. Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon, then add the vinegar, wine, tomatoes, bay leaf, sugar, and enough water to cover the veal. Arrange the onions over the meat, sprinkle the parsley and butter bits over the top, and slip the spices in between the meat and the onions. Shake the casserole a few times, then cover with an inverted plate to keep in place and cover tightly with a lid (using a little flour-water paste around the inside of the lid to seal if you wish). Bake in a slow oven (300 F) for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or over minimum heat on a burner, until the veal and onions are tender. Remove from the heat and serve warm.

Note: After peeling the onions, pierce the root end of each onion with the tip of a small, sharp knife, then slash again at a right angle to make a cross. This will keep the onion whole and intact during the cooking process.

From: "The Food of Greece" by Vilma Liacouras Chantiles. Avenel Books, New York.

Typed for you by Karen Mintzias