Reading one of Daniel Silva's spy books, The Heist, the protagonist's wife made Calandraca, so, of course, I had to look that up. I think it looks and sounds pretty good. So typically Italian. The English name is Veal Stew with Potatoes. Sounds uninteresting in English doesn't it?
Meat and potatoes are the base of this traditional Italian recipe that is perfect for the colder months of autumn.
2 lb veal meat
3 oz tomato sauce
½ cup white wine
¼ cup of butter
2 Tbs oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 oz all-purpose flour
1. Add olive oil and butter to a pot and place over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add thinly sliced onion and carrot.
2. Once the onion is golden, add lightly floured meat diced meat. Brown the meat on all sides, then add the white wine, tomato sauce, salt and pepper: stir.
3. Once the sauce has thickened and the liquid has been absorbed, add peeled, chopped potatoes.
4. Add enough water to cover the meat completely and cook in an uncovered pot for 45 to 50 minutes. Once the meat and potatoes are tender, remove the pot from the heat and serve the stew hot.
Source: Academia Barillia
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