Zurich-Style Veal with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Zurich-Style Veal with Creamy Mushroom Sauce (or Züricher Geschnetzeltes), served with crispy and golden Smashed Potatoes. A classic dish from Zurich which is easy to make at home.


For the Zurich-Style Veal

For the Smashed Potatoes


For the Zurich-Style Veal

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large frying pan.
  2. Sauté the veal in batches for a few minutes until they are just cooked.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meat to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining butter to the pan and cook the mushrooms, onion and garlic until they have softened.
  5. Add the white wine and let it bubble away for about 1 minute.
  6. In a small jug or bowl, mix together the double cream, stock and cornflour (cornstarch). Add this liquid to the pan and let everything simmer gently for a few minutes.
  7. Taste for seasoning.
  8. If the sauce is too thin, add more cornflour (cornstarch) by making a slurry – simply dissolve about 1 tablespoon of cornflour (cornstarch) in a small bowl with 1 tablespoon of water. Pour this slowly into the pan and stir until you have the right consistency.
  9. If the sauce is too thick, you can thin the sauce with some boiling water or cream.
  10. Return the meat to the pan and stir it through the sauce for about 1 minute to warm through.
  11. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

For the Smashed Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) (without fan).
  2. Arrange the potatoes on a large baking tray.
  3. Use a potato masher to gently squash each potato. Try not to flatten them completely as you want some lumpy and uneven bits which will become crunchy upon roasting.
  4. Drizzle some olive oil over the potatoes.
  5. Generously sprinkle over some sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes (depending on the size of your potatoes), or until they are lovely and golden.

Kitchen Notes

Cold leftover boiled potatoes are great for transforming into Smashed Potatoes. If you are boiling potatoes specifically for this recipe, I would suggest letting them cool for 10-20 minutes before proceeding with this recipe.

All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.