I initially wanted to make a veal blanquette, which is a well-known traditional French dish. My mother makes the best veal blanquette, and eating her blanquette is a family tradition. I wanted to reproduce my mother’s dish in the US. However, it was more complicated than I thought. First, it was difficult to find veal. The veal I found was not particularly good, and it was very expensive. Second, following the many steps of my mother’s recipe took a lot of time and effort (not very realistic in daily life!). So I decided to do 2 things: 1) substitute the veal with turkey, and 2) simplify my mother’s recipe so that it is easy for everyone to make. So here is the result: my very own turkey blanquette! Easy and delicious!
Please note you will need a dutch oven to make this recipe.
Here is my blanquette recipe: