This is a typical small midweek market in France, this one is in the town of Evreux. The main event being on Saturday (usually). I am always happy with the produce at this one as markets can vary. There is a small poultry stand which has real farm birds that taste wonderful and I bought a guinea fowl for roasting. They are like a leaner chicken with a very slight game taste to them. If you eat at my home, you will think that I am generous with my time as I more often than not take the meat off the bone, but don't be fooled - I want the bones as they make a wonderful stock, these especially !!!
Before and after!!!
I roast guinea fowl a bit differently to chicken as the leg meat needs more cooking. So as it is stuffed too, it had 2 hours in a low oven (160°C/325°F) - turning it down a bit for the last half hour.
The stuffing was - one of a cup (125 g) of home-made dried bread crumbs, half a cup of milk (120 ml), one egg beaten, one apple grated, 4 chopped shallots, the liver from the bird cut in cubes, chopped parsley and chives (tablespoon of each), salt and pepper...
And a side of chips/fries cooked in goose fat and sunflower oil (1:4 ratio) with the skins left on (and a bowl each, so no fighting!!) with a green salad, we like this sort of combination for dinner...
The pintade looks delicious and the chips do too.ReplyDelete
When we're in France, we go to the Tuesday market at l'Aigle. Do you ever go there, and do you have particular stands that you recommend?
Thank you. Yes, I used to go occasionally but it has been a few years due to being busier. I remember it as a very good market but can not recommend anything, sorry. When going to new markets, I always go for the stands with the longest queues as it is rarely about price and more about quality. If you have not been to the Le Neubourg market on a Wednesday it is worth the ride out (authentic with livestock). Also the Château du Champ de Bataille is near which is wonderful, if you have not seen that. Sorry I can't be more precise.
Thanks for stopping by I hope you come back soon!
Oh my word all of that greasy goodness! Heaven. And as my 8 year old daughter says..."I love bacon so much I want to marry it".ReplyDelete
It was a real treat! I think your daughter has very discerning tastes, bacon and pugs! My two favourite things also! Hope your beautiful garden has no more damage, I saw the tree! Wishing you a happy weekend!