Fried rillettes

Step by step recipe:

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

    Flatten 1 cup rillettes into thin cakes in a non-stick pan.
  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.
  3. Fried rillettes : Photo of step #3
    Stop when the cakes are well fried.
  4. 1 min.Fried rillettes : Photo of step #4
    Place a disc onto each plate.
  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).
  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.

And to drink?

A red wine with plenty of tannin, such as a Cahors.

Source:

After Alan Passard.

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