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Veal slider vitello tonnato


You'll need

60 gm green beans (about 12) 1 tbsp olive oil 6 small soft white bread rolls 6 Ortiz anchovies, halved lengthways 12 semi-dried tomatoes (see note)   Veal patties 350 gm veal chuck, coarsely chopped 80 gm pork back-fat, coarsely chopped 2 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind ¼ tsp ground white pepper   Tuna mayonnaise 40 gm sashimi-grade tuna 4 Ortiz anchovies 1 tbsp drained capers in vinegar 100 gm good-quality mayonnaise

Method

  • 01
  • For veal patties, mince veal and pork back-fat through a mincer fitted with a coarse attachment (see note), then mince half the mixture again. Combine both mince mixtures in a bowl with parsley, lemon rind, pepper and 1¼ tsp sea salt and mix well with your hands. Roll in plastic wrap to form a 5cm-diameter cylinder, then refrigerate until chilled (1 hour). Slice into six even pieces and set aside.
  • 02
  • For tuna mayonnaise, poach tuna in a small saucepan of simmering water over low heat until just cooked through (2 minutes), then drain on absorbent paper. Combine in a blender with anchovy and capers, process until smooth, then add mayonnaise and process until smooth and combined. Season to taste and refrigerate until required.
  • 03
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Blanch beans until just tender (1-2 minutes), drain and refresh. Drain, halve lengthways, cut into 5cm pieces and set aside.
  • 04
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add patties and cook, turning once, until just cooked through (2-3 minutes each side).
  • 05
  • Warm rolls in oven (2-3 minutes), then halve. Spread each half with tuna mayonnaise, and top each base with a veal patty, anchovy, tomato and beans. Sandwich with tops and serve hot.
Note Semi-dried tomatoes are available from select delicatessens. If you donít have a mincer, ask your butcher to mince the veal and back-fat for you. You may need to order ahead.

This recipe is from the May 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

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  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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