Rolled Veal Sausage

Rolled veal sausage is a common feature in Scandinavian cuisine. It is served as a cold meat thinly sliced as part of a smorgasbord or as a smorrebord. Veal sausage is sold at most delicatessen and food shops in Scandinavia.

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Rolled Veal Sausage

Preparation: 40 minutes

Cooking: 2 1/2 hours


Rolled Veal Sausage

  • 2 kg breast of veal, boneless and in 1 piece
  • 500g pork belly fat
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground all spice
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 5 tbsp finely chopped dill


  1. Trim the veal so that it is a large square. Cut the pork fat into thin slices and place it on two thirds of the veal. Sprinkle over the salt, pepper, ground cloves, all spice, dill and caster sugar. Roll the veal starting from the side where the pork fat is covering it. Roll it like a sausage and tie it with string to secure it together.
  2. Place the rolled veal into a large saucepan and cover it with water. Place the pan over a moderate heat and slowly bring it to the boil, skim off any scum that may rise to the surface. Reduce the water to a low simmer and cover it. Leave the veal to cook gently for 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove the veal from the pan and place it on a plate or chopping board, place a second plate or chopping board on it and put a heavy weight on top eg. tinned food. Place the veal in a refrigerator and leave it for 12 hours.
  4. Remove the veal from the fridge and serve it thinly sliced as part of a smorgasbord smorrebrod or as an antipasti with other cold meats, olives etc. The rolled veal will keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You may use a breast of lamb instead of veal but you will not need the pork fat.