Oh, these are yummy

December 20, 2005 at 8:41 pm (Food)

I made duck confit last week, but still haven’t gotten around to trying it out. After slow cooking the duck pieces over night, I pulled them out of the fat and, once cooled, poured the fat into plastic containers to use another time. (So hey, I’ve got a litre of pure duck fat in my freezer, if anyone wants some.) However, at the bottom of the pot was this thick layer of I don’t know what, a slightly jellied liquid. Stuck my finger in it, and it had that salty meaty goodness of duck and spiced salt. Poured that in another container and shoved it in the fridge.
So, last night, I chopped up and prepared rabbit (in mustard sauce) and decided to have grelot potatoes on the side. Boiled up the potatoes, cut them in half, put the duck jelly in a pan, fired it up and fried the ‘taters in it.
Oh god.
The potatoes absorbed the jelly, which sort of candied during the cooking, so that there was this meaty/salty crust around them. Sure, the rabbit was okay, the arugula was passable, but the milliner and I were completely concentrating on the potatoes. Better than poutine, I swear.
Guess I’m going to have to make more duck confit.

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3 Comments

  1. marehttp://loglog.peghole.com said,

    Yeah, and then throw away the duck (or put it in a plastic container, freeze it and forget about it), since it’s only a by-product of making great potatoes.

    Even though I don’t eat meat it sounds watermouthering.

  2. blk said,

    MMMM DUCK DUCK …. Goose… Fois Gras!!!! W/ figs and port reduction… quack quack…

  3. vegetarian cookeryhttp://www.people-connection.co.uk/cooking.html said,

    Hi, I’d like to know where I can meet other people who enjoy cookery, particularly vegetarian cookery. I’ve joined this site (vegetarian cookery) but where else can I meet other local devotees of vegetarian cookery?

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