Roasted Veal Racks with garlic and potato mash and pesto

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Taste of Australia: The Bathers Pavilion Cookbook

By Victoria Alexander and Genevieve Harris

Published 1995

  • About

This recipe uses pesto which is quite simple to make but can be purchased if time is short. Do not be tempted to make the potato mash in a food processor as this gives it a gluey texture.


  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons


TO PREPARE VEAL, peel and roughly chop the garlic. Place the garlic, pepper and oil in a food processor or blender and process to a fine paste. Rub the garlic paste over the racks and set aside to marinate for 4 hours.

TO MAKE MASH, peel and roughly chop the potatoes and garlic. Place the potatoes and garlic in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil