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Veal fricassée

Veal fricassée.

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Definition: Fricassée is a traditional French stew made usually made with chicken.

What distinguishes fricassée primarily is that it is prepared slightly differently from the usual technique for braising meats. The difference is that with a fricassée, the meat isn't browned before the braising liquid is added. Instead, the meat is cooked in oil or fat but at a lower temperature, so that the meat stays white. Therefore, a classic Fricassée is really a white stew.

While Chicken Fricassée is the most common, some Fricassée recipes are made with veal instead of chicken.
Pronunciation: FRICK-a-see
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