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Recipe for
vitellina fricta
(Fried Veal)

By Apicius VIII, V, I

A main course to impress

Original recipe: piper, ligusticum, apii semen, cuminum, origanum, cepam siccam, 61 uvam passam, mel, acetum, vinum, liquamen, oleum, defritum.

Translation: For a sauce with fried beef or veal take pepper, lovage, celery seed, cumin, origano, dry onion, raisins, honey, vinegar, wine, broth, oil, and reduced must.


  • Veal
  • Dried raisins or sultanas
  • Honey
  • Vinegar
  • White wine
  • Olive Oil
  • Defritum
  • Liquamen (or salt)
  • Pepper
  • Celery seeds,
  • LiebstoecklLovage
  • Cumin,
  • Oregano
  • Dried onion


  • Fry veal in olive oil until well done.
  • Mix raisins, wine, vinegar, honey, oil, Liquamen and spices together in another pan.
  • Boil the sauce.
  • Pour over the veal, then leave the meat for a few minutes.
  • Cook on low heat until tender
  • Serve.
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