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- 3 c. Dry white beans soaked overnight
- 1 Tbsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp Thyme
- 1 x Bay leaf
- 1/2 lb Polish or possibly garlic sausage
- 1/2 lb Lean salt pork diced
- 4 Tbsp. Chicken fat or possibly lard
- 2 lb Lamb shoulder or possibly breast cut for stew
- 2 lrg Onions minced
- 4 Tbsp. Tomato paste
- 2 x Garlic cloves crushed
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 3 Tbsp. Fresh bread crumbs
- Drain beans and place in kettle or possibly large saucepan. Cover with water. Add in 1/2 tsp. salt, thyme, bay leaf, and sausage. Bring to boil, and simmer slowly for 30 min. Remove sausage and set aside. Continue simmering for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook salt pork in boiling water for 5 min. Drain and set aside. In large saucepan, heat chicken fat. Add in lamb. Add in remaining salt and cook till slightly browned on all sides. Pour off excess fat. Add in onions and cook till onions are well browned. Cover with water. Add in tomato paste, garlic, pepper, and boiled salt pork. Correct seasoning. Bring to boil, and simmer gently.
- Drain beans and add in to pan. Return sausage to pan. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, or possibly till meat and beans are tender. Rub the inside of a very large ovenproof dish with a clove of garlic. Remove lamb and sausage from pan and turn contents of pan into ovenproof dish. Cut sausage into slices approximately 1/2-inch thick. Arrange lamb and sausage on top of beans. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Dot with butter. Broil under broiling flame for 5 min, or possibly till well browned. Serve warm.
- Comments: Each region of France has its own Cassoulet that is somewhat different from the others. But Cassoulet Toulousain (from the city of Toulouse in the French Pyrenees) has achieved a well-deserved fame, and is served all over France.
- When possible, Cassoulet includes "oie confite" (goose preserved in its own fat). Duck may replace goose. When neither goose nor duck is available, Cassoulet is still superb.
- If you wish to serve an hors-d'oeuvre, serve a very light one (clams, oysters, etc.). Cassoulet with a tossed green salad and the lightest desert makes a plentiful meal. With it you will drink a full-bodied red wine.
- Cassoulet can be prepared in advance and reheated in the oven.
- Suggested Wine: A full-bodied red wine: Pinot Noir; Cabernet; etc.
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|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 395g|
|Recipe makes 5 servings|
|Calories from Fat 676||55%|
|Total Fat 75.01g||94%|
|Saturated Fat 28.21g||113%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 84.53g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 20.3g||68%|