Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day 9: Duck Leg preserved in Duck Fat

Bring out the statins!
Confit de canard is a piece of duck leg, preserved in duck or goose fat. This is another typical French dish which you can find as a plat in almost every bistro, cafe, brasserie in town.
It's extremely tasty ... as anything preserved in fat is bound to be.
I had confit de canard for dinner, at Cafe Mouffetarde, a few blocks away from the apartment.
It was served hot with crisp, fried potatoes. And I had two glasses of beer to go with it.
How much more unhealthy do you want it to be?
Well, my order of duck leg even had a small section of very crisp, melt-in-your-mouth delicious, very-bad-for-you duck skin.
It's a wonder I am still alive to write this post.

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