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Cassoulet what if anything do you have with it?

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alison222 Fri 29-Jul-05 17:42:39

I have 2 tins brought back form a holiday and need to feed people very soon.
Should I add potatoes and a green veg or is that overdoing it.
The ingredients are basically beans and meat in stock but no other veg.

FrenchGirl Fri 29-Jul-05 17:44:59

no no no no no, do not add anything to eat please!!! Afterwards you can serve a very good green salad (not from a packet) with proper french dressing. Good french bread. Maybe a light starter?
Ice-cream for dessert.
My mum is from the land of cassoulet and makes a fab one, so I get very defensive....

WigWamBam Fri 29-Jul-05 17:47:00

Usually you don't add anything else to a cassoulet, but it depends on how many people you're expecting it to feed. I've done it served with rice or potatoes, but not added any more veg to it.

alison222 Fri 29-Jul-05 17:48:04

I know you don't usually its just I'm not sure if it will be enough for 20 year old strapping lads

FrenchGirl Fri 29-Jul-05 17:52:27

add more beans then

WigWamBam Fri 29-Jul-05 17:56:55

How many lads, and how big are the tins?

jamboure Fri 29-Jul-05 18:36:23

what is cassoulett

FrenchGirl Fri 29-Jul-05 18:37:57

it's a traditional dish from the region of Carcassone and Toulouse, made with haricot beans, duck confit, toulouse sausage and pork, cooked slowly. It's sturdy but really delicious if made well.

WigWamBam Fri 29-Jul-05 18:38:16

Cassoulet is a mixed meat and bean stew.

happymerryberries Fri 29-Jul-05 18:38:48

lots of wine is what i have with it!

chicagomum Fri 29-Jul-05 18:41:12

no fair!!! have now got a hankering for some but not a chance in hell of finding any in the shops out here

ggglimpopo Fri 29-Jul-05 18:45:37

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FrenchGirl Fri 29-Jul-05 18:49:55

yes, a fitou or corbieres would be best

happymerryberries Fri 29-Jul-05 18:50:43

I like a nice Fitou, but red wine always gives me an awful headache

Blu Fri 29-Jul-05 18:50:44

Chicagomum - go on, make some!

WigWamBam Fri 29-Jul-05 18:51:20

Why not make your own?

chicagomum Fri 29-Jul-05 18:55:38

have to confess (although my mothers origins are franch) i've only ever bought the tinned variety, if anyone can give me a recipe and i can get the ingredients i'll make some for dinner tonight

WigWamBam Fri 29-Jul-05 18:56:45

Frenchgirl will have the best recipe for it, I'll lay odds on that!

Frizbe Fri 29-Jul-05 19:25:02

WWB I prefered Frenchgirls description of it

alison222 Fri 29-Jul-05 22:06:44

Once I opened the tins, there was hardly any stock and it was so stuffed full of beans it was plenty. We did have a green salad afterwards, and then mango and ice cream. Yumm...
Didn't manage the red wine, but am off to have Baileys now.
I'd love to see a recipe though and have a go myself although I seem to remember its a real phaff. _ I'm sure I did see a recipe once

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