Classic Brown Veal Stock

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About

The most powerful stock in the kitchen is brown veal stock. It’s the one thing you can make that will give you restaurant-caliber food at home. Include it in braises and stews, reduce it in sauces, and you will be amazed.

In the past, the finest restaurants all used brown veal stock, but that’s not the case today. I know that Jean-Georges Vongerichten doesn’t use it, even in his four-star eponymous restaurant. But he’s Jean-Georges and has other tricks up his sleeve. Joe or Jane Coo