I promised some German/Austrian recipes to a friend. So here they are. I may not have pictures for these yet, but as I do I will make every effort to add them.
My parents served as missionaries in Austria for over 30 years and I was in fact born in Austria during that time. They have since retired in New Jersey where my father’s family is from, but one Christmas my parents gave me a Fissler Pressure cooker that they brought with them from Austria on a visit. This recipe is from the booklet (which was in German). I translated it and if you have a pressure cooker, follow the recommendations on your pressure cooker, but you could also make these in a crock pot or in the oven.
Beef Rouladen – Fissler Pressure Cooker Cookbooklet
- 4 slices Beef Steak — thin cut
- 1 Tbsp. sharp Mustard
- Salt — to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 4 slices Bacon
- 2 large Pickles, Dill — sliced
- 1 large Onion — sliced
- 1 Tbsp. Oil
- 1 cup Water — boiling hot
- 2-3 Peppercorns
- 1/2 Bay Leaf
- 2 Tbsp. Creme Fraiche
Spread the beef slices with mustard and salt and pepper to taste. Place bacon slices on top of steak and allow pickle slices to drip almost dry and slice them and the onions into sliverlike strips.
Divide the bacon, pickle and onion among the beef steaks. Roll up the steaks and secure with toothpicks or skewers.
Get the pressure cooker heated over medium high heat. Add oil and brown the rouladen. Add water, peppercorns, and bay leaf to the pressure cooker. Close the pressure cooker and heat until pressure valve closes itself and the second pressure ring on the Fissler is visible.(high pressure) Keep at second level pressure for 20 minutes,( reducing the heat enough to keep the pressure from increasing above that).
Remove pot from stove-top. Decrease pressure in pot by pouring water over lid. Remove the rouladen, cover in foil and keep warm in a 300°F oven. Remove bay leaf from pressure cooker and any film. Add crème fraiche and additional salt and pepper if desired.
Serving suggestion: Great with rice, red cabbage, potatoes with parsley, mixed salad.