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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The Faroe Island Salmon, with almonds, rhubarb, white asparagus, and green garlic, is almost too pretty too eat, and the confit chicken leg comes with green lentils, spring peas, and a heavenly lavender jus. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 Try the duck confit with pan roasted radishes, sunchoke puree, rhubarb, watercress, spring onions and sunflower seeds ($32). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Party like a Parisian on Bastille Day with French food, cinema and activities," 11 July 2017 His highly photogenic plates — luscious duck breast in subtle pipian verde, translucent scallop aguachile, rich chicken confit in mole rojo — make fond allusions to his homeland while showcasing his precision and wit. New York Times, "A Buffalo, N.Y., Restaurant With Bona Fides From Acapulco, Quebec and Beyond," 28 Apr. 2018 Recent highlights of the eight-course dinner menu: onion confit with miso and farofa; baby lamb with caviar and lovage. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "The Most Innovative Chefs in Lyon, France’s Gastronomic Capital," 24 July 2018 Irish Pubs brings you roast chicken layered with duck confit (fancy, no?), roast turkey, stuffing and amber beer gravy, deep-fried and drizzled (for a Wisconsin touch) with cranberry reduction. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest's new menu items include bacon cannoli, tater tot poutine and 'walking nachos'," 17 May 2018 Nearly 60 food trucks are selling such fashionable dishes as duck-confit tacos, foie-gras sandwiches, Cajun burritos, Asian tacos and creme brulee. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 Moroccan salads, chicken pastilla and lamb confit with baby eggplant graced guests' plates, and a tiered wedding cake by Gregory Moumin was presented for dessert. Allix Cott, Harper's BAZAAR, "Married in Marrakech: Jane Lerman & Shane Fonner's Desert Wedding," 31 May 2017 His food was French and American, and sometimes Japanese, too — duck confit with creamed corn, lobster yakitori with sweet potato fritters, pecan squares for dessert. Jay Cheshes, Town & Country, "Caviar and Cocaine," 6 Feb. 2013

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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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