After his victory at the 2018 World Cup, France was widely discussed by the world community. All things about France are so interesting to research, including about French specialties which are said to be unique and odd. Because it is so strange and unique, many people are curious about the taste of French specialties that are now difficult to find. Curious? Here is the list for you:
1. Pieds de porc, processed pork leg
At first glance this dish may look ordinary, but did you know that Pieds de porc dish is a typical French dish made from pork legs. It is usually served whole and seasoned with a variety of spices to make it soft and chewy. But there are also people who prefer to eat it half cooked. Sometimes this pork leg is processed into soup, but most of it is processed into a fried chicken drumstick and served with french fries complete with sauce.
2. Farci poitevin, a mixture of meat and vegetables to complement bread
This one culinary appearance may be a little strange. Made from processed meat, fish and cabbage vegetables, green vegetables, beets, spices and gelatin. Usually cooked by steaming before serving with bread. Taste? Try it yourself in France as well as take a walk there.
3. Couilles de mouton, a dish of lamb testicles
At first you might think that this is processed mushrooms, you are wrong because this is a dish made from lamb testicles. This dish is famous in the Périgord region. The method for processing it is unique, including by soaking in cold water for three hours, cutting it thinly, then grilling it with lemon, parsley, and white wine. The texture is chewy and delicious combined with the surface that is slightly burnt when baked. Yummy!
4. Foie gras, goose liver with fat
As well as a dish of lamb testicles, the Périgord region also has another bizarre dish made of fatty goose liver. This dish was criticized and banned because it was considered torturing a goose to get a goose with a fatty liver.
A duck or a goose is forced to fat by being fed all its life through a tube, to get a fatty liver. However, now there are many restaurants that use wild duck types that are bred naturally.
5. Langue de boeuf, culinary beef tongue
Not only in Indonesia, it turns out that there are also typical French culinary delights that use beef tongue as the main ingredient
Usually cooked with regular spices and cut into pieces. The texture is chewy and the taste is delicious and addicting.
6. Ris de veau
Unique! This delicious looking food is also made from eccentric ingredients, namely veal pancreas which is usually cooked by sautéing with mushrooms. It tastes creamy because it is given a little sauce from milk.