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Jan 19, 2014 10:59 AM

Help dry out veal shoulder braised

Well I did it this time. I put a veal shoulder to braise and then fell asleep. By the time I woke up it had been in the oven for 9 hours at 325. All the liquid was gone and I'm left with dried out meat.
Can it be saved and if so what?

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  1. Just add some stock or water and let it go another hour. It'll be fine.

    1. Wow, 9 hours at kind of a high temp for a braise? I'd take the loss and toss it, unless you have a pet who'll eat it blended with water.

      4 Replies
      1. re: mcf

        agreed that's a very high temp for a braise. the proteins are totally seized and not coming undone no matter how much you soak them in liquid. you'll just have stringy meat that's wet.

        dog or trash.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          I say put it through the meat grinder and then follow the recipes for these Russian treats ...

            1. re: chefj

              +1 kreplach, maultasche, pelmeni, or vareniki

      2. If it isn't burnt, make a meat sauce/bolognese with it. There's a whole lot you can do with it, if it isn't scorched, so go for it.

        1. 325 for veal ? A bit high

          Can't be saved well.

          1. grind, mince or chop in a food processor, and use for shepherd's pie, mince & mushroom pie, or bolognese sauce.