(Nev-i Diğer - Ottoman Kitchen)
250 gr veal, cut in cubes
1 small onion, sliced
1 medium carrot, peeled, cut in medium size
1 medium yellow potato, peeled, cut in medium size
1 cubanalle pepper, diced
4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 + 3/4 cup warm water
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp less then 1/4 cup of flour
1 cup warm milk
1 egg yolk
1 tsp lemon juice
150 gr frozen chopped spinach, squeeze it with your hands to get rid of excess water.
2 tbsp mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 cup Kashar cheese (or Mozzarella), shredded
Cook the veal cubes with their own juice. Then add 1 cup hot water and cook over low heat until the veal pieces are tender. Add the olive oil, onion and carrot, saute for about few minutes. Then add the potato, cubanalle pepper, 1 cup water, salt and pepper. Put the lid on. Cook until the vegetables are tender on medium-low heat.
Meanwhile, prepare the white sauce; In a large skillet, cook the flour with 2 tbsp olive oil on medium-low heat for about couple of minutes. Then slowly pour the warm milk in it while stirring constantly. The milk and flour should blend very well. Turn the heat off. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, salt and pepper, stir. Now add the pure spinach and 2 tbsp cheese, stir.
Place the cooked meat and vegetables into the oven proof dish. Spread the white sauce with spinach mixture over the top. Sprinkle the shredded cheese all over it.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake until the colour of the cheese turns light golden.
The meaning of Nev-i Diğer is "A Different Kind" in Ottoman:)
Labels: Lamb- Beef -Veal