Duck Confit and Potato Gratin — 14 Comments

  1. ? pigs ears.
    Well Katie is really hard to disagree with you but since I started making bread crumbs from some of my home made bread … well, ah, they are worth the calories and I do use butter … but then that’s just me.
    Love the look of the potato gratin!!

  2. Good job! The floor looks great. What kind of wood is it? Those things look like dried duck bills to me! A treat for the dogs?

  3. pigs’ ears (note the plural, or have French pigs more than one set?). I’m with you on omitting bread crumbs, but then I have excised grains from my diet (and potatoes, so I may need to find a workaround with this confit; my, that duck fat looks great). Anyway, yes, your floor looks great and a railing seems like a reasonable addition. keep at it.

  4. Yeah, I agree: pig’s ears; or they look just like orejas de cerdo 😀
    Your floor looks great, Katie! It’s worth the effort and time 😀
    Thanks for inviting. When it comes the time of the trip, I’ll let you know the itinerary and see if your house is on our way.

  5. The floors and the recipe look wonderful . . . now where oh where will I find a can of duck confit?

  6. Duck confit . . . not available. Pig’s ears? . . . Not sure what to do with them. Upstairs floor . . . Beautiful. Railing . . . Necessary. You have come a long way with the house.

  7. I would go with dried pig ears, although not sure. The floor looks beautiful, well done!

  8. LOL! Obviously! Looking good so far though, and the double varnish makes your floor shine! A few windows can help make that particular part of your house more open.

  9. Tanna, that would likely convert me. And I should have been more specific – I do like them on vegetables and cheese and other stuff – I just don’t like them on potato gratins – or pasta…
    Angie, they’re pig ears – the puppies love them, New treat.
    Phoenicia, that would be creepy….
    Pam, it’s a type of pine that we can get here – very hard, unlike what we used to get in the US, which was soft and full of knots.
    John, we’re hoping for the railing before one of us goes ass-over-appetite… Pigs’ ears is correct (and happy puppies)
    Linda, I have seen mushrooms that look that scary…. but these are puppy treats!
    Zoomie, thanks – puppies think they’re beautiful! Or at least, delicious!
    Nuria, thanks – and let me know!
    manningroad, I was amazed at how much they love them.
    Gary, they’re everywhere here – stacks and stacks.
    Penny, thanks – still more to do, but we’re getting there.
    Marina, thanks – and they are ears!
    Terence, yes, more windows would be nice – 2-foot thick stone walls make that challenging – not impossible, just challenging.