Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Scotch Collops

The word collop comes from the French "escalope" and is dish which has been cooked in Scotland for a long time - this recipe is based on one which was published in the 18th century.

4 slices of veal escalopes
3 ounces (90g or stick) butter
Half lemon peel, finely grated
3 tablespoons white wine
3 tablespoons chicken or veal stock
2 tablespoons cream
1 egg yolk
Pinch of ground mace
Salt and pepper to taste
A little seasoned flour

Trim off any fat and beat the escalopes, then roll them in seasoned flour.
Heat the butter in a pan and when it is foaming, brown the escalopes thoroughly on both sides. Add the lemon rind and mace and pour the wine and stock over the escalopes and simmer gently for about 20 minutes or until the meat is tender.
Put the veal onto a warmed dish. Beat the egg yolk with the cream and stir into the pan juices. Reheat, stirring well - but do not reboil. Pour over the veal and serve.

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