Veal Shanks with Garlic

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

A good, rich, comforting dish, this is simple to prepare and relatively cheap to make.


  • ½ cup walnut oil
  • 3 veal shanks, cut into 1-in pieces
  • 3 large onions, thickly sliced</


Heat the oil in a large braising pot and sauté the veal pieces on both sides until they are a deep golden color. Remove the meat to a plate. Add the onions to the fat in the braising pot, along with the carrot and bouquet garni, and toss them until they are golden brown.

Tilt the pan and spoon off as much fat as you can. Spread the vegetables evenly on the bottom of the pan and return t