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Francois' Potted Oxtails Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mae Roche Raymond
Added: Saturday, September 24, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lbs. oxtails, (2" pieces)
1/4 c. oil
1 c. flour
1 c. canned tomotoes
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. white wine
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 c. onion
1/4 c. fresh celery leaves, chopped
1 T. salt
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. mace
1/8 tsp. thyme
1 pkg. frozen peas
6 carrots, cut in 1" pieces


Directions:
Directions:
Put flour in plastic bag and dredge oxtails in flour.
Put oil in moderately hot large skillet and brown oxtails on all sides. Add onion, celery, tomatoes, water, wine and seasonings and simmer slowly in a covered pan for 3 hours or until meat almost falls off the bones. Add carrots and peas and cook another 20 minutes.

If gravy is too thin, mix 1 T. cornstarch with 2 T. water and combine slowly with the oxtails; then cook another 5 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 - 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was one of the many recipes that Francois Pope's TV show introduced to me! His Cookbook was like my bible!

 

 

 

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