Hotpot my grandmother's way

Hotpot my grandmother's way
If you like slow-cooked dishes prepared with loving care (mitonné), you will certainly love this hotpot recipe, with the taste of Franche-Comté, inspired by my grandmother. It's an old-fashioned dish full of flavours and aromas, cooked vegetables, stock, smoked sausages, all cooked long and slow.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Peel and wash 2 carrots, cut in two lengthways, then cut again to get pieces of about 2 cm or 1 inch.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Peel and wash 2 turnips, cut into four.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Peel and wash 4 potatoes, if big cut into four.

The idea is to get vegetables pieces of about the same size.

Stage 4 - 20 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Wash and slice 1 leek thinly.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Peel and chop 1 shallot.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Peel and wash ½ green cabbage, cut out and discard the hard stalk, cut the remaining leaves into pieces.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Preheat oven to 302°F (150°C).

In a large pan, which can also go into the oven, melt 1 tablespoon goose fat and add the chopped shallot. Cook for 2 minutes, salt and pepper.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Add all the vegetables, salt, mix well and make cook for 2 minutes.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Add the bouquet garni, 1 beef stock cube and add cold water to just cover the vegetables.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Put 2 Morteaux sausage on top, and bring to the boil.

Stage 11 - 2 hours
Hotpot my grandmother's way
When boiling, cover and put in the oven.

Forget about it for 2 hours or more.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
After two hours, remove the lid, check seasoning, remove and discard the bouquet garni.

Leave in the oven uncovered for 30 minutes.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way
Remove sausages from the pan, slice, then put the whole dish in the centre of the table, where guests can help themselves.
As you will have understood, this recipe comes directly from my childhood memories.

And this is not a strict recipe, you can change the type or quantity of vegetables as you please. The spirit of the recipe is this: vegetables in medium sized chunks, long slow cooking, with a piece of smoked meat. The dish is served directly from oven to table, guests help themselves, and can come back for more. There may even be some left for the next day.

To go with it, I suggest a proper traditional leavened bread, and a glass of a good red wine.

At the end, don't throw out any remaining stock, use it to make a soup or to cook rice instead of water, your rice or soup will get a delicious "chef-cooked" taste.
And to drink?
A good red wine!
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
My grandmother Jane, with whom I spent the best holidays of my childhood.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,331 Kcal or 13,946 Kj136 gr205 gr219 gr
167 %52 %19 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
124 Kcal or 519 Kj5 gr8 gr8 gr
6 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
555 Kcal or 2,324 Kj23 gr34 gr36 gr
28 %9 %3 %6 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Sulfites, Celery
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 11.85 €
  • Per person : 1.98 €

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