What does rillettes mean in French?
Etymology. The French word rillettes is first evidenced in 1845. It derives from the Old French rille, meaning a slice of pork, which is first attested in 1480. This is a dialect variation of the Old French reille, meaning a lath or strip of wood, from the Latin regula.
How do you serve rillettes?
How do you eat rillettes? Rillettes are typically eaten on slices of bread or toast, including sourdough bread, crostini, baguettes and Melba toast. Rillettes are also eaten on sandwiches and open-faced sandwiches, on crudité and used as pasta stuffing.
What do you serve rillettes with?
Rillettes are great served with crackers or a nice rustic loaf of bread, along with cornichons—those vinegary little French pickles—whole grain mustard, and fruit preserves.
How long will rillettes keep?
Rillettes can be kept in the fridge for up to six months provided you pack them into clean jars with no air pockets and cover the surface with a good 5mm of clean rendered fat.
Is mousse the same as pâté?
In cooking circles, people often think of mousse as chicken liver pâté, a smooth and rich dish made with generous amounts of butter and/or whipping cream and wine and/or brandy. But mousse is actually made from cooked ingredients that are strained and whipped with fat.
What do you serve with pork rillettes?
They are, quite simply, delicious. Spread rillettes on toasted baguette, sprinkle lightly with freshly cracked black pepper and salt for a quick, easy appetizer. For a bold flavor or gourmet appetizer spread the toasts with fig jam; the sweet jam and pork work so well together.
Can you freeze rillette?
Yes absolutely. Freeze on the day it is made in a sturdy lidded container. For up to 3 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge then remove from the fridge about 1 ½ hours before serving to take off the chill (and bring out the flavour).
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