con·​fit | \kōn-ˈfē, 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

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Grindhaus, a little farther down on Van Brunt Street, is the place to go for buttermilk waffles with duck confit and hot honey. New York Times, "Free (or Cheap) Things to Do in NYC This Weekend," 5 July 2018 Pick your entree, such as sauteed salmon with ratatouille, duck confit with gratin dauphinois or beef pepper steak with sauteed potatoes and onions. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 The inventive menu, created with beer pairings in mind, includes starters such as escargot, beer cheese, duck confit nachos and roasted bone marrow, as well as pub fare such as poutine and steak and frites. Katherine Rodeghier,, "Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants," 26 June 2018 My friend ordered the rosemary confit potatoes, a vegetarian entree. Polly Campbell,, "Jeff Ruby culinary experience: Menus beyond steaks," 8 May 2018 For dinner, warm up with a bowl of French onion soup ($9.25) a house specialties like duck confit with fries ($18.25 leg, $19.25 breast) or beef bourguignon with tagliatelle pasta ($16.95). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Ditter introduced creative fare such as duck confit wrapped in tender pasta sheets and dressed with cherry jam. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The Vanguard restaurant closes in Broad Ripple," 26 June 2018 Make the garlic confit: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Jonah Miller, WSJ, "Throw a Summer Party the Effortless Spanish Way," 6 July 2018 Duck confit, escargot, coq au vin and braised leg of rabbit will be served. Marc Bona,, "Serenite Restaurant to open in Medina this month," 23 Mar. 2018

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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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