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Fried rillettes

Fried rillettes

Rilletes formed into thin cakes and fried. This allows the fat to drain off during cooking and leaves crunchy and tasty discs of lean meat which can be served with mashed potato (purée).

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Last modified on: December 11th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
14 min.15 min.29 min.
Preservation: A few minutes once cooked, but they can also be reheated.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
8 min.
Fried rillettes : Photo of step #1 Heat the serving plates.

Flatten 200 g rillettes into thin cakes in a non-stick pan.
Stage 2
15 min.
Fried rillettes : Photo of step #2 Put the pan on high heat and allow the fat to run out, mopping it up from time to time with absorbant paper.
Stage 3
Fried rillettes : Photo of step #3 Stop when the cakes are well fried.
Stage 4
1 min.
Fried rillettes : Photo of step #4 Place a disc onto each plate.
Stage 5
3 min.
Fried rillettes : Photo of step #5 Cover with 2 spoonsful of hot mashed potato (or potato rissoles, if you know how to make them).
Stage 6
2 min.
Fried rillettes : Photo of step #6 Top with a second rillettes cake.

Serve with a little green salad.

Remarks

You will notice that the rillettes you buy in the shops have a lot of fat and not much meat, so it is far better to make your own rillettes, if you can.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 2.08 €
Per person : 0.52 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A red wine with plenty of tannin, such as a Cahors.
Source: After Alan Passard.
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