For 1 kg 800 g, you will need:
1 1 kg belly (streaky) bacon (unsalted) 2 500 g ham 3 200 g lard 4 18 g coarse salt 5 4 g pepper 6 50 g lard Total weight: 1,772 grams
How long does it take? Time required
Preparation Cooking Start to finish 33 min. 6 hours 13 min. 6 hours 46 min. At what time? When will I finish if I start the recipe at a certain time? When should I start for the recipe to be ready at a certain time? Work this out...
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Remove the rind and any hard parts of 1 kg belly (streaky) bacon (unsalted), cut into pieces.
Stage 2 - 5 min.
Cut 500 g ham into pieces.
Stage 3 - 3 min.
Melt 50 g lard in a large pan over high heat.
Stage 4 - 10 min.
Add the pieces of pork, and leave to colour a few minutes.
Stage 5 - 1 min.
Turn the heat down to minimum and add the pieces of ham and 200 g lard.
Stage 6 - 1 min.
Stage 7 - 6 hours
Cover the pan and leave on very low heat for 6 hours.
After 6 hours, the meat will be reduced to a conserve.
Stage 9 - 3 min.
or wooden spoon, mix the lot. The meat will fall apart into small shreds and form rillettes.
Stage 10 - 3 min.
Mix until reaching desired consistency: not too much if (like me) you prefer to have bigger pieces in your rillettes, more if you prefer the rillettes smoother.
Stage 11 - 10 min.
Put rillettes into jars, removing meat with a
, and cover the top with a little lard.
Leave to cool, then cover, then refrigerate overnight or longer.
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The acid taste of pickles goes well the mildness of the rillettes, and if you also have a good red wine, then you will be kings of all the world...
If you like to vary proportions, please try to respect: Half as much ham as fat pork (belly), 12 g salt + 3 g pepper per kilogram meat.
For the duck version, replace lard with duck fat, and ham with duck breasts. It's a very very good idea to use the fat from cooking a
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). How much will it cost? Note : These prices are only approximate
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And to drink?: A good red wine, with plenty of tannins. Source
This recipe uses (among others)
Belly (streaky) bacon: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Involtini-Style Filet Mignon , Chicken club sandwich, Meatballs, Confit of carrots with bacon, Sausagemeat, ... All Ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: French toast "cordon bleu", Mushroom buckwheat pancakes, Ham pasta bake, Ham à la Russe, Mozzarella pasta bake, ... All Lard: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rillons de Tours, Cured Pork Belly With Lentils, Bacon rolls, Flamiche, Two-cheese quiche, ... All Coarse salt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Foie gras cured in salt, Salmon marinated like herring, Fish in a salt crust, French bean salad with vinaigrette , Burger buns, ... All News list of cooking-ez.com
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