|Image borrowed from the internet|
I haven't been doing much fishing in the last few days but I have been cooking. So I figured I would share my Mother's recipe for Rouladen. Basically Rouladen is a cheap piece of beef, topside or silver side rolled with mustard, bacon, pickles or what not and braised to make the meat tender. It is peasant food at it's finest, add some potato dumplings or Spätzle as a starch to soak up the gravy and some veggies to help it go down. My version only has bacon where others have pickles, minced meat, sausage, pine nuts or cheese in the middle. It does not take long to prepare aside from the cooking time it took me much longer to edit/post the photos and put this together.
|Cheap thin cut beef and bacon|
I started with a thin cut beef, venison would also work if you have it handy. The bacon I got was kind of crappy but after all cooking it was hard to tell.
|Fat removed and pounded.|
|With Bacon and Course Grain Mustard|
|Tooth picked shut|
|Sizzling in the pan|
|These are about done|
|Pile of delicious Rouladen|
|Nothing like the smell of frying onions|
Once the onions are done it is time to turn to the crock pot. I have a large newer digital crock pot with only 3 settings 5 hours at low is about right for this dish. I used two of these boxes of cooking stock and could have gotten away with one though. I never minded having extra gravy though.
|The liquid for the braze|
|Broth, onions and the onion's cooking oil|
|Melted butter and Flour|
|These noodles rock, and they are great in Chicken Noodle Soup too|
|Watch out for toothpicks|