Peel the tomatoes by cutting an X on their tops with a sharp knife and immersing them in boiling water for a few seconds. Mix with the soaked sun-dried tomatoes (for color), quartered onion, celery, parsley, and carrots, and process in food processor until very finely chopped. For a velvety sauce, use a blender instead of (or after) using the food processor.
Preheat oven to 300?
Season flour with salt and pepper. Heat Canola oil in a Dutch oven. Pass the veal shanks through the seasoned flour and fry on all sides until golden. Remove shanks. Add white wine to deglaze the Dutch oven. Add the sliced onion and saute until translucent. Add the tomato mixture and cook for about 20 minutes at medium heat. Add the water and the 2, 1.5 ounce pkgs of veal/beef demi-glace gold. Add the thyme, some more salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Add the veal shanks. Bring to a simmer and place in the preheated oven, covered, for 2.5 hours or until soft.
Serve with Panni spaetzle or with home made ones and a good doughy bread with a good crust.
Shanks may be frozen in the sauce.
FOR THE SPAETZLE
For a shortcut, use Panni brand and follow package directions. They are quite good.
For home made spaetzle:
Mix flour, milk, and beaten eggs to make the dough. Depending on ambient humidity, you may need to add more flour.
Season with salt and white pepper.
Bring 2 quarts of water and 1 tbs salt to a boil over high heat.
Pass dough through machine directly onto the boiling water. Return to a boil. Remove spaetzle and place in a bowl with ice water. Cook in batches as necessary so as not to crowd the pot. Drain and pat dry.
saute the spaetzle in the butter. Serve immediately.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (1016g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6|
|Calories from Fat: 301 (22%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 33.4g||45 %|
|Saturated Fat 10.1g||51 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 15.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.9g|
|Cholesterol 216.6mg||67 %|
|Sodium 210mg||7 %|
|Potassium 1679.2mg||44 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 217.4g||64 %|
|Dietary Fiber 14.1g||57 %|
|Sugars, other 203.3g|
|Protein 36.5g||52 %|
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Calories per serving: 1373
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