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What exactly is a confit?

asked by /hotline/2291-what-exactly-is-a-confit over 7 years ago

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hardlikearmour

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added over 7 years ago

Confit can refer to more than one thing. Typically it is a preservation method of cooking where meat, such as duck, is cooked immersed in fat. This can be done with other things like artichokes or garlic as well. Confit can also refer to fruits that are preserved in sugar.

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drbabs

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added over 7 years ago

It's also a way of cooking vegetables in fat long enough that they caramelize and break down and become sweet and unctuous. Check out these 2 recipes:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added over 7 years ago

"A piece of pork, goose, duck or turkey cooked in its own fat and stored in a pot, covered in the same fat to preserve it." - Larousse Gastronomique
The classical definition has been adapted to mean any food cooked long and slow in a large quantity of fat.

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pierino

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added over 7 years ago

Great way to save as well as present pork rillettes; Mason jars rubber ring and all. Looks great on the table with crusty bread. Spreadable.

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