Zagreb Style Fillets

  • 30/11/2005
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4
  • 50 min

Not so long ago a typical, Sunday Zagreb style lunch was made of: home-made soup, which would continue on to the stuffed veal fillets, served accompanied with rice and peas and finished off with a chocolate and cream slices.

Ingredients

  • 600 g veal fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Beef Stock Powder
  • 100 g ham, sliced
  • 100 g Edam cheese, sliced
  • toothpicks
  • oil
  • Batter:
  • 3 eggs
  • 50 g flour
  • 150 g bread crumbs
  • Side Dish:
  • 200 g rice
  • 40 g butter
  • 80 g onion, chopped
  • 250 g peas
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Thin the veal fillets using a mallet, then sprinkle with about a teaspoon of Vegeta Beef Stock Powder.
  2. 2.
    On one half of each fillet, layer ham and cheese slices.
  3. 3.
    Close with the other half and fasten using toothpicks.
  4. 4.
    Whip the eggs and then batter the fillets. Place each one in flour, then egg and finally in bread crumbs.
  5. 5.
    Cook in hot oil, each side 5 minutes.
  6. 6.
    Side Dish: Boil the rice, but not completely and drain.
  7. 7.
    In hot butter, cook the onion and braise continually covering with water, until the onion softens.
  8. 8.
    Add peas, Vegeta Beef Stock Powder and about 100 ml warm water.
  9. 9.
    Cook until the peas soften (about 12 minutes).
  10. 10.
    Towards the end mix in the rice and bring to boil. If desired add in salt and pepper, mix through and cook for another 5 minutes.

Serving

Sprinkle the rice and peas with pepper and serve as a side dish to veal fillets.

Tip

Stuffed fillets can also be thinned using a mallet, and in this case they do not need to be fastened with toothpicks.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 896 / 3.745 - -
Fat g 30,60 - -
Carbohydrates g 91,81 - -
Dietary fibre g 4,57 - -
Protein g 59,79 - -
Sodium g 7,05 0 0
Vitamin A μg 909,54 23 18
Vitamin D μg 66,17 33 33
Vitamin C mg 11,58 15 13
Niacin mg 25,68 183 128
Potassium mg 894,73 24 24
Calcium mg 522,60 52 52
Phosphorous mg 811,17 101 101

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)