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the kig ha farz

Kig ha farz is a traditional dish of Breton cuisine, originating from the Léon region in Brittany. It consists of a stew of meat and vegetables (carrots, turnips, leeks, onions, cabbage, etc.) cooked in a fragrant broth, accompanied by a sort of stuffing prepared with buckwheat flour, cooked steam in a canvas bag.

Stuffing made from buckwheat flour is called "farz", which means "stuffing" in Breton. It is mixed with water and spices, then steamed in a canvas bag, called a "farz bag". The stuffing cooked in this way is then sliced ​​into rounds and served with the meat and vegetables in the stew.

Kig ha farz is a friendly and warm dish, ideal for meals with family or friends. It is a very nourishing and hearty dish, which warms the body in winter. Kig ha farz is also an emblematic dish of Breton culture, which reflects the importance of local cuisine and conviviality in the region.

Here is the traditional kig ha farz recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1.5 kg of fresh pork belly (on bone)
  • 500g semi-salted bacon
  • 1 kg of buckwheat flour
  • 500g carrots
  • 1 kale
  • 4 onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Salt pepper
  • Bouquet garni (thyme, bay leaf)

Preparation :

  1. The day before, prepare the stuffing by mixing the buckwheat flour with lukewarm water until you obtain a pasty and soft consistency. Form a ball, wrap it in a clean cloth and steam it for 2 hours.

  2. The next day, preheat the oven to 180°C. In a large pot, boil salted water with the carrots and onions, peeled and cut into large pieces. Add the washed and chopped cabbage, then the meats (pork belly and half-salted bacon).

  3. In a large farz bag or a clean cloth, put the steamed stuffing, as well as the peeled and minced garlic. Close the bag or cloth, leaving a little room for the stuffing to expand. Immerse the bag in the pot and cook everything for about 2 hours.

  4. Remove the bag of stuffing from the pot, cut it into slices and serve with the meats and vegetables. Season with salt, pepper and a bouquet garni.

Kig ha farz is traditionally served with melted butter and mustard.

Enjoy your food !

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