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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

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 33 min.2 hours 34 min.4 hours 7 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Hotpot my grandmother's way  : Photo of step #1
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.
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Peel and wash 2 turnips, cut into four.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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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.
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Wash and slice 1 leek thinly.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Peel and chop 1 shallot.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
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Peel and wash ½ green cabbage, cut out and discard the hard stalk, cut the remaining leaves into pieces.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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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.
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Add all the vegetables, salt, mix well and make cook for 2 minutes.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Add the bouquet garni, the beef stock cube and add cold water to just cover the vegetables.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Put 2 Morteaux sausage on top, and bring to the boil.

Stage 11 - 2 hours
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When boiling, cover and put in the oven.

Forget about it for 2 hours or more.

Stage 12 - 30 min.
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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.
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Remove sausages from the pan, slice, then put the whole dish in the centre of the table, where guests can help themselves.

Remarks

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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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And to drink?: A good red wine!

Source

My grandmother Jane, with whom I spent the best holidays of my childhood.

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