Roast Rack of Veal – one tray 45 minutes all done!


Roast Rack of Veal – one tray, 45 minutes, all done!

So every now and then GT takes himself off to the butcher, not the ordinary butcher but the one where there is a massive aircraft hanger sized cold room and you have to put on snow gear to go inside. It’s his idea of the perfect man cave!  He likes to buy in, shall we say, bulk, so these little trips of his, which don’t happen often anymore thankfully, we had to have a chat about that, resulted in an enough meat to feed the masses for weeks on end. Unfortunately we only have a small freezer.  Queue a roast rack of veal dinner.

(Update: this post was written a couple of years ago, since then we have moved to North Queensland & now have a chest freezer which was a long held dream of GT’s. It is full to the brim with a whole cow in there, including 500 sausages!).


 All this was for our little family dinner the other night….we are still going with it!

This is a really easy meal to whack in the oven and pull out 45 minutes later to feed the hoards.  It’s impressive enough for entertaining or just for the family roast dinner.  Serves 6 – 8

Steam any greens you like on the side or salad for a complete & healthy meal.

Roast Rack of Veal – one tray 45 minutes all done!


  • 2 kg rack of veal (7 - 8 cutlets or 2 racks of 4 cutlets)
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • salad or green vegies to steam


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Place the veal rack in the tray and the potatoes and sweet potatoes around it
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and add a few grinds of salt and pepper
  4. Put in the oven for 45 minutes (keep on 200 if one big rack or reduce to 180 if 2 smaller ones)
  5. Meanwhile make whatever greens you want to go with it
  6. Remove from oven and rest for about 10 minutes, covered and then cut into cutlets and serve.

I picked up a delicious Green Herb & Caper Salsa from Peter Kuruvita’s Noosa Beach House while I was away and it went beautifully with this dinner.  It doesn’t really need a sauce or crust to go with it but there are many out there if you wanted to add one.


Do you have someone in your life who is fond of red meat? Are you? 


6 comments on “Roast Rack of Veal – one tray 45 minutes all done!

  1. Sasha @ From the Left Field
    November 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Delish! Looks divine and easy- something even I could not muck up! And I muck up a lot in the kitchen! Thanks for this! x

    • Vicki
      November 22, 2014 at 6:46 am

      Pleasure! x

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    August 10, 2015 at 7:43 am

    I’m terrible at cooking meat, but I think even I might be able to do this! It looks delicious and look at that salsa! Yes please!

    • Vicki
      August 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      This one is so easy just whack it in you can’t go wrong! x

  3. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    August 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    This looks so delicious, and one tray 45minutes, how easy is that!

    • Vicki
      August 11, 2015 at 11:57 pm

      You can’t go wrong with it!

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