Veal Grillades & Grits
6 veal steaks (4 ozs each)
1/2 cup celery, coarsely chopped
2 large onions, coarsely chopped
4 gr.peppers, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup shortening
6 tomatoes, ripe - chopped
1 ( 4 to 6 tomatoes)
1 quart beef stock or water
2 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoon water
1 salt & pepper to taste
1 seasoned flour
1 tablespoon lard
1 cup grits

Select veal steaks weighting about 4 ounces each. Set aside whilemaking the sauce.

Saute celery, onion, pepper, garlic, and bay leaves in shortening. Add chopped tomatoes and beef stock and simmer for 20 minutes. Dissolve cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of water; gradually stir into sauce mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste, and boil mixture until it thickens.

Remove from heat. Coat veal steaks in seasoned flour. Saute in melted lard until brown. Arrange steaks in a baking dish, cover with sauce and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until veal is tender. Cook grits according to package directions and serve with veal.

Yield: 6 servings

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