La Rouelle de Ve au au Verjus

Grilled veal with verjuice

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By Jeanne Strang

Published 1991

  • About

The word rouelle means a small wheel in French and cooks use it particularly to describe a perfectly round joint from the leg, usually with its own part of the femur bone left in it.


  • 1 kg ( lb) rouelle de veau or shin of veal, in a piece
  • 2 tablespoons


In the fireplace prepare a fire with sarments de vigne, the thin branches which are pruned off the vines, dried and kept for this purpose. They give grilled meats a flavour like nothing else. Without the sarments, an ordinary wood fire will have to do: or this is a dish you could barbecue.

Whatever fire you use, get it to a good temperature. Oil and season the piece of vea