Head of veal

Recipe: Calf’s head

Calf’s head recipe for a Sunday with friends. Of course we accompanied it with potatoes and especially a warm gribiche sauce. The butcher can prepare the calf’s head for you, only the cooking remains to be done, but I wanted to show you how we prepare a calf’s head. You can, with the cooking water, make a soup and add the cooking vegetables and maybe some vermicelli, to prolong the pleasure of the calf’s head.

Recipe ingredients

  • Calf’s head recipe for 6 people:
  • ½ calf’s head with tongue, about 2 kg 200
  • 1 leek
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • Thyme
  • Laurel
  • 2 tablespoons of flour


  1. Disgorge the calf’s head in water, just a first broth.
  2. Rinse the calf’s head under the tap.
  3. Scrape the muzzle with a knife blade if necessary.
  4. Tie up the calf’s head or have it done by your butcher.
  5. Peel the carrots then cut into small cubes.
  6. Peel the onion, then cut into small cubes
  7. Peel the garlic, then crush them with the flat of the knife.
  8. Peel the leek and cut into four then into small slices
  9. Pour the flour into a bowl, cover with water and whisk to incorporate the flour (a blank)
  10. Fill a cast iron casserole dish halfway with water.
  11. Incorporate the white into the simmering water of the casserole dish.
  12. Add all the vegetables, thyme and bay leaf.
  13. Gently place the calf’s head so that it is well covered.
  14. Let the water simmer then allow about 3 hours for cooking.
  15. Heat the plates to serve the calf’s head.
  16. Warm the gribiche sauce slightly.
  17. Cut the string and slice the calf’s head.

To accompany it, I recommend a gribiche sauce

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hour (s)
Number of people: 4
4 star rating: 1 review

What wine to drink with: Calf’s head

My favorite wine for this recipe: Morgon Grape gamay
Temperature between 13 ° and 14 °

Trim the 1/2 headMake a first brothStop at the first brothScrape a little with a bladeHead readyRoll your head with the tongue insideTie the head securelySlice the vegetables into small cubesMix the whitePut your head in the fact everythingPour in the white and the vegetablesLeave to cook in a small brothSlice the calf’s headZoom<img src="/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/9091358331615444277.jpg" class="aligncenter"

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