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Kig Ha Farz

Kig Ha Farz

Typical dish of Finistère, kig ha farz means 'meat and stuffing'. The cooking is long but simple because one doesn't need to watch after it...

Ingredients

for 8/10 people

Meats: 1.5 kg of beef shin and shoulder, 700 g of fresh bacon, 1 large pork hock
Vegetables and spices: 8 carots, 8 turnips, 4 leeks, 2 onions, 1 kale, 2 branches of celery (optional), salt, pepper and a bunch of herbs ('bouquet garni')
White farz: 500 g of flour, 4 eggs, 1l of milk, sugar (optional), salt
Black farz: 400 g of buckwheat flour, 2 eggs, some salted butter
Two hessian bags to cook the farz and string.

Kig Ha Farz

Meats and vegetables

Put 4 to 5 liters of water in a stew pot and add the peeled vegetables (except the kale) with salt, pepper and herbs.
When the water comes to the boil, add pork hock and beef meat.
Cook for 2 hours and a half.

Meanwhile, blanch the kale in salted boiling water during 5/6 minutes; empty the water. Finish the cooking with butter, just before serving.

The farz

White farz: mix the flour, the eggs, the milk with the sugar (optional) and the salt.
Black farz: melt the butter in a liter of water taken from the stew. Mix it with buckwheat flour and eggs.

Stuck the two doughs in the hessian bags and close with a string. Dive the bags in the stew pot, at boiling point and let it cook 2 hours. After the first hour, add the bacon.

Make the lipig with butter, shallops and 1 or 2 ladles of stock. Serve it aside, as a sauce.

Kig Ha Farz

More info

From northern Finistère, the kig ha farz is a kind of stew mixing beef, pork and vegetables. It draws its characteristic from the farz, sort of sider made from flour cooked in the stock, sometimes with dried fruits and lipig, sauce made from butter and onions. Pork meat, vegetables cut into pieces and stuffing (in an hessian bag) are dived into a large stew pot filled with water and then cook for two hours.

After the cooking, the stock is served as a starter, the meat, vegetables and stuffing cut into pieces (with lipig) is served as the main dish.

Où déguster le Kig Ha Farz en Finistère ?
  • Auberge Le Youdig à Brennilis
  • Auberge Le Puits de Jeanne à Plouégat-Moysan
  • Auberge de la Tour d'Auvergne à Quimper
  • Restaurant du Relecq à Plounéour-Ménez

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