Veal Orloff

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Veal Orloff
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Alternative names Veal Orlov, French-style meat
Course Main course
Place of origin Russia
Creator Urbain Dubois
Serving temperature hot
Main ingredients veal, mushrooms, onion, bechamel sauce, cheese
Cookbook: Veal Orloff  Media: Veal Orloff

Veal Prince Orloff, veal Prince Orlov, veal Orloff, or veal Orlov (Russian: телятина "Орлов", tr. telyátina Orlóv or телятина по-орловски, telyátina po-orlóvski; French: veau Orloff or veau Orlov) is a 19th-century dish of Russian cuisine, which was created by the French chef Urbain Dubois in the employ of Prince Orloff, former Russian ambassador to France.[1] The dish consists of a braised loin of veal, thinly sliced, filled with a thin layer of pureed mushrooms and onions between each slice, and stacked back. It is then topped with Mornay sauce (bechamel sauce and cheese) and browned in the oven.[1]

Various versions of this dish are popular in Russia today where they usually go by the name French-style meat (Russian: мясо по-французски, tr. myaso po-frantsuzski). In these varieties, veal is often replaced by cheaper sorts of meat, such as beef or pork.

In popular culture[edit]

The preparation and serving of the dish were featured prominently in the Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "The Dinner Party." Niles Crane tells how he had to send his order of Veal Prince Orloff back at his 8th birthday party in the Frasier episode, "The Innkeepers."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jennifer Eremeeva. Veal Orlov: A dish fit for a prince. Russian Beyond the Headlines, February 26, 2014