confit

noun
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

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Guests can choose from five entree options, including duck confit with potato galette and port-fig sauce. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Opening Day tops this week’s events," 11 July 2019 Texas Mexican food had its moment with a chile relleno full of melted Havarti and rice studded with corn and mushrooms, carried a welcome step further with glossy petals of confit chicken. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Kindling Texas Kitchen in Cibolo breaks the rules for Texas food," 1 Aug. 2019 Try dishes like sauteed foie gras with seasonal fruit and balsamic reduction ($22); coq au vin with chicken in red wine sauce, mushrooms and onions ($16); crispy duck confit with lentils, bacon and red wine sauce ($20); or steak frites ($24). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 To make the tomato confit: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: William Werner’s Tomato Tart," 23 July 2019 Bones, meanwhile, is known for its noodles — ramen, soba, udon — and steamed buns stuffed with things like pork belly, duck confit and softshell crab. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Nashville hot chicken alert: Lou’s Food Bar from Frank Bonanno is returning from the dead," 27 June 2019 Here the shallow pans of Spanish rice cooked with duck leg confit and bok choy; Norwegian lobster, cuttlefish and peas; seasonal vegetables; or monkfish, prawns, saffron and spinach. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "MAD: A sensory ambush arrives at River Oaks District," 19 June 2019 The Blais Box features dishes ranging from chicken fried duck confit to buttermilk panna cotta with berries. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 34 places you can eat, drink and hang out this Independence Day," 27 June 2019 Wednesday’s green chile tuna melt with fresh confit tuna and kimchi chimichurri has developed a fan club. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019

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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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