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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:

How long does it take?

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

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

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

Serve with a little green salad.
2 min.


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

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
9758486 gr810 gr2466 gr
488 %187 %76 %374 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
162681 gr135 gr411 gr
81 %31 %13 %62 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2121 gr202 gr616 gr
122 %47 %19 %93 %
% 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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