White Veal Stock
- Serves: 4 liters (approx.)
- Active Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 8 hrs - 12 hrs
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Step 1: Preparing and Cooking the Bones• 6 lb veal bones
• 4 to 5 L/qt cold water
To prepare the bones, rinse under cold water and add to a 10 to 12 L/qt stock pot. Fill with enough cold water to cover the bones by at least two inches.
Gently bring to a simmer, skimming the impurities as they rise to the surface. This should take about 30 minutes or so.
Step 2: Preparing and Adding the Mirepoix• 3 large onions (approx. 1 lb)
• 4 ribs celery (approx. 1/2 lb)
• 2 leeks (white part only)
• 1 head garlic
Wash and roughly chop the onions, leeks and celery, into 1" to 2" -inch pieces. Cut the garlic in half horizontally.
Once most of the impurities have been removed from the surface of the stock, add the mirepoix. Continue to simmer for 8 to 10 hours.
Step 3: Simmering and Skimming the Stock
As the stock simmers, remember to skim off any fat and impurities as they rise to the surface.
Step 4: Adding the Bouquet Garni• 2 bay leaves
• 1/4 bunch parsley stems
• 1 tsp black peppercorns
• 4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme
About 30 minutes before the stock has finished cooking, add the bouquet garni.
Step 5: Straining, Cooling and Storing the Stock
Once the stock has finished cooking, strain and properly cool it. Store the stock in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze for several months.