There are thence many reasons non to brand cassoulet. You postulate lots of ingredients, some of which lead maintain endeavor to find. There are many steps, in addition to fifty-fifty some of the steps lead maintain steps. It volition also appear similar you lot used every pot in addition to pan inward the kitchen, which volition endure trashed yesteryear the fourth dimension you’re done.
If you lot usage a unlike bean, or more/less meat, or a unlike size/shape pan or casserole, you lot may postulate to add together liquid sooner than 2 hours in. Basically, merely function along in addition to optic on things, adding broth when needed, until you’re happy amongst the in conclusion results.
- 3 quarts seasoned chicken stock or broth (The beans should endure cooked inward a lightly seasoned stock or broth, thence add together tabular array salt to taste. I didn’t add together whatever on photographic boob tube camera every bit mine was already seasoned.)
- 1 pound Tarbais beans, or other white beans, soaked overnight
- 4 ounces ham, bacon, tabular array salt pork, or pancetta, cutting inward 1/4-inch die (as I mentioned, I experimented amongst large pieces, but it was likewise much)
- 1 bouquet garni (2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon dark peppercorn, vi springs thyme, vi unpeeled garlic cloves cutting inward half, tied inward cheesecloth)
The other meat:
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 12 ounces fresh pork shoulder or chop, cutting into 2-inch pieces, seasoned amongst tabular array salt in addition to freshly dry soil dark pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 pounds (4 links) Toulouse sausages, or other garlic pork sausage
- 2 duck leg confit (most fancy grocery stores bear this, but you lot tin fellowship online, or make your ain amongst this onetime recipe)
NOTE: This is traditionally a “poor man’s” dish, in addition to would non lead maintain nearly the generous render of rich meats. So, if you lot desire something more authentic, you lot tin cutting the meat amounts downwardly by one-half at least.
- 1 loving cup diced onion
- 1/2 loving cup diced carrot
- 1/2 loving cup diced celery
- 1/4 loving cup tomato plant paste
- 3/4 loving cup white wine
1 teaspoon salt
The crumb topping:
- 2 cups manifestly breadcrumbs
- 1/2 loving cup chopped Italian parsley
- 2 tablespoons rendered duck fatty
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 loving cup cooking liquid