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Re: aiguillettes de canard

 mint wrote:
Pat, forgot to say you could buy packets of them at Lidl's and they are nicely prepared, not too thin, not too thick and are delish.

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Especially the 3 packs that find their way to the -30% Prix réduit pour vente rapide. Smile <img src=">
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Re: aiguillettes de canard

 Patf wrote:
Thanks for the replies - I've got a few in the freezer and sometimes wonder how to use the unsmoked ones. I liked smoked best, in a salad, but it's expensive.
I just wondered about the word aiguillettes - I looked it up and it seems like little needles.


Actually, I would say little eels.  The Italians have a similar word.  You could get chicken breasts sliced up like that too.  Those, I like to dip in seasoned flour, beaten egg, then breadcrumbs and fry and eat with mayonnaise...........yum.

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Re: aiguillettes de canard

Just to be clear about what they are

L'aiguillette est une fine tranche de viande de volaille correspondant au muscle pectoral profond. Chez le canard elle est située sous le magret.

Source:-   https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aiguillette_(viande)

I don't think they are connected with eels (anguilles)

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Re: aiguillettes de canard

Yes, nomoss, I know what they are.  Pat was asking about the word "aiguillette" and Judith joined in about the shape being like that of "needles".  So all I meant was that, if anything, rather than being shaped like needles, the shape was more like eelsSmile [:)]  C'est tout!



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Oh that reminded me of one of the time some French friends asked what we'd had to eat at a village fête the previous evening. I told them 'aiguilles' and only when they'd finished rolling around laughing like Smash Martians I realised my mistake. It was 'anguilles persillées' on the menu.
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Re: aiguillettes de canard

 mint wrote:
Yes, nomoss, I know what they are.  Pat was asking about the word "aiguillette" and Judith joined in about the shape being like that of "needles".  So all I meant was that, if anything, rather than being shaped like needles, the shape was more like eelsSmile [:)]  C'est tout!


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Soupagirl, I love that phrase "like Smash Martians"..............that's really taken me back in time as I'd forgotten those Smash advertsBig Smile [:D]

I could never understand the point of Smash when they tasted so awful compared to the genuine article.

Nomoss, what are eels called in Spain?  I'd eaten them in Italy and I thought there was a word in Italian that made me think of anguilles.  People, not tourists, were coming from miles to this particular resto to eat eels.  They tasted nothing like our jellied eels, BTWBig Smile [:D]

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Re: aiguillettes de canard

Usually leave them in light soy for a few hours, then, after frying some finely chopped ginger and garlic in the pan, drop the aiguettes in for a few minutes. Eat on a bed of lettuce or other salad accompanied by decent toms and copious glasses of red. Scrummy, cheap eating.
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