con·​fit | \ kōn-ˈfē How to pronounce confit (audio) , kȯn-, kän- \

Definition of confit

1 : meat (such as goose, duck, or pork) that has been cooked and preserved in its own fat
2 : a garnish made usually from fruit or vegetables that are cooked until tender in a seasoned liquid

Examples of confit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stinson says Parm & Pepper will serve gourmet sandwiches, including the Pork Boss, a porchetta, pork belly confit and pulled pork sandwich, served on rosemary ciabatta with chimichurri. Matt Wake |, al, "Huntsville restauranteurs swapping business locations," 24 Sep. 2020 From duck leg confit to veal short rib ravioli, key lime pie and a poke tuna rice bowl, Cincinnati Restaurant Week has options for everyone. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week is back! Here's a list of all those cheap eats," 24 Sep. 2020 The menu will feature ceviche and raw bar items and tacos with fillings like adobo marinated chicken, slow roasted lamb, confit of duck and wild mushrooms and cactus. Leeanne Griffin,, "Celebrated chef bringing tastes of childhood in Mexico to New Haven at Camacho Garage," 23 Sep. 2020 For the main attraction, consider the duck confit cavatelli topped with mushroom ragu, braised short rib with sweet potato and bacon hash or quinoa and lentil stew with shiitake mushroom, asparagus and green harissa. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Restaurant Week Fall 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 17 Sep. 2020 Then came wild Gulf shrimp pizza, a Neapolitan-style pie topped with hearty curls of shrimp, garlic confit, capers, oregano, manchego and escarole. Phillip Valys,, "Guy Fieri and ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ roll into 3 Sons Brewing Co. – but not for beer," 15 Sep. 2020 That’s duck leg confit with Blue Dog brioche, aged white cheddar, Ivor's heirloom tomatoes and Red Hog bacon. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "A Kentucky Derby like no other. Here are some fall-inspired twists on classic Derby dishes," 1 Sep. 2020 The ricotta and spinach gnocchi ($40 for two servings) are only available as a meal kit, but the pickup, a sauce of cherry tomato confit, roasted squash and squash blossoms, is easy enough to cook one-handed and very rewarding. Soleil Ho,, "Best new takeout dishes in San Francisco and the Bay Area to try right now," 18 Aug. 2020 Which means 32 diners can slice into their beef tartare and duck confit alfresco. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "When the going gets tough, these French restaurants offer a dose of civility," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of confit

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for confit

French, from Old French, preparation, preserves, from past participle of confire to prepare — more at comfit

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30 Sep 2020

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“Confit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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