Veal a la Royale

2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups small dry bread cubes
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
1/4 cup chopped pitted ripe olives
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons water or beef broth
1 4-pound boneless veal leg round roast
3 hard-cooked eggs, chilled
3 tablespoons cooking oil
3 tablespoons butter or margarine

Advance preparation: Cook onion in the 2 tablespoons butter or margarine till tender. Combine with bread cubes, sausage, olives, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Toss with water or beef broth to moisten. Butterfly meat so it forms about a 12×8-inch rectangle when spread out. (To butterfly, split meat almost entirely and spread apart, making a flat piece.) Trim any excess fat. Spread 2/3 of the bread mixture to within 1 inch of edges of meat. Align eggs, end to end, across center of meat. Pile remaining bread mixture around and over eggs. Fold sides and ends of meat over eggs to reshape into a roast. Secure with metal skewers as needed, then tie securely crosswise and lengthwise, remove skewers.

In 5-quart Dutch oven brown meat on all sides in mixture of hot oil and remaining 3 tablespoons butter or margarine. Pour 1/4 cup water over meat. Cook, covered, over very low heat about 1 1/2 hours or till tender, turning meat carefully several times. If necessary, add a little additional water. Remove from heat. Cover and chill meat overnight. Before serving: Slice meat thinly to serve. Makes 10 servings.

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