Bouchees pauillacaise (potato balls with meat filling)
Potato Meat Beef Chicken French Fillings
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:09:50 AM. Recipe ID 36892. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Bouchees pauillacaise (potato balls with meat filling)
Categories: Beef, Chicken, French
Yield: 8 Servings
2 l Potatoes; peeled, cut 1"
2 tb Unsalted butter
1/2 c Milk
Salt and pepper
Nutmeg; freshly ground
4 lg Eggs, separated; beaten
1 c Fresh breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil for deep
1 tb Unsalted butter or veg oil
2 Shallot; minced
1 Onion; finely chopped
1 tb All-purpose flour
3/4 c Beef stock
Salt and pepper
1 c Beef or chicken leftovers;
Steam potatoes until soft. Preheat oven to 300 F.
Meat filling: Melt butter or oil in a saucepapn. Add the shallots and
onion and saute over a low fire. Add the flour and let brown. Moisten
with the beef stock. Season with salt and pepper and let reduce over
moderate heat. Stir in the diced meat. Set the mixture aside.
Rub the potatoes through a ricer or food mill into a pan. Add the
butter and milk. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Beat the pureed potatoes well over low heat, 3-5 minutes until they
are very dry and thick. Add 2 beaten eggs. Beat again. Your puree
should be very thick. Remove from the fire and cool.
Make balls the size of an egg with the potato puree. Flatten them
lightly and make an indentation in the middle of each.
Heat oil to 365 F. Dip the balls of potato puree in beaten egg and
then in breadcrumbs. Fry in the hot oil, in batches, until golden,
about 2 minutes. drain on towels and put aside.
Pile the diced meat filling in the middle of each bouchee like a dome
and place in an ovenproof disih. Heat in the oven for 15 minutes.
Leftover roasted or braised beef, chicken, veal or lamb may be used.
Shared by Sherilyn Schamber
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