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Looking for a recipe - Petite Poussin

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Clay In Iowa, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Songster

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    It's a French recipe that uses the Faverolles exclusively.

    It's called "Petite Poussin". I can't find it anywhere.
     
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  2. Karlachix

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    I tried!! I couldn't find anything either. Sorry. [​IMG]

    You might need help from one of our French speaking members. Maybe try changing the title to "Need help finding French recipe for Petite Poussin." That way it might catch the eye of someone who knows about that specifically.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I vaguely recalled something about "petite" maybe being spelled "petit" in French... I haven't studied French, so my background knowledge is limited in this area.

    I did a Google search for "petit poussin" and found this:

    http://www.dmagazine.com/2007/08/20/Pan-Roasted_Petit_Poussin.aspx

    I'll see if I can find anything else.

    From epicurious:

    poussin
    [poo-SAHN ]
    French for a very young, small chicken, sometimes also called petit poussin.​
     
  4. If you'd like me to I can ask a good friend and customer of mine who is a french chef is she knows of where you can find the recipe?
     
  5. Clay In Iowa

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    I'm asking because I took a French cooking class last night... [​IMG] AAWWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEE...the woman who taught it has been doing so for 30 years. She was good friend of Julia Childs. She will, once or twice a year, take people to France for a week of intense cooking lessons with Julies personal chef. You get to stay in Julias home in Paris.. (OMG!!!!) I would love to do it but not enough cash on the egg basket.. Anyway she mentioned Petite Poussin and that it's a dish made only from Faverolles. Usually a young hen or pullet. If any other chicken is used it's not Petite Poussin.

    I'm more curious than anything else. What's so special about Faverolles???

    PineBurrowPeeps Please ask away. [​IMG]
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I did a search on www.google.fr and found lots of recipes. I didn't, however, find any that were for favorelles. Favorelle is a French chicken, so that's probably why it was mentioned.

    Poussin = chick in French

    Many of the recipes called for chorizo and rice. ??

    ...Upon doing more research, "Petit Poussin" is a brand of rice fro Laos. Hrm.
    http://www.ethiquable.com/fr/produits-ethiquable/cereales/riz-laos.php

    Le riz « petit poussin » doit son nom à la taille de ses grains petits, ronds et jaunes. La richesse des sols et le climat de moussons permettent à cette variété de riz d'exprimer le meilleur d'elle-même : un parfum naturel de noisette et une consistance ferme et légèrement collante.
    Au Laos, ce riz compose généralement les menus des fêtes traditionnelles et des cérémonies.

    Says:
    "Little Chick" rice owes its name to the small grains, which are round and yellow.

    It goes one to talk about the flavor coming from the ground, climate, etc., and that it's got a hazelnut-like flavor with a firm texture that's mildly sticky. In Laos the rice is normally reserved for traditional holidays and ceremonies.

    I'll do a search for recipes on favorelles & report...​
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Secondary search for "recette poule favorelle" (recipe hen favorelle) found lots of hits but none exclusively for cooking a Favorelle hen. Same for "recette poulet Favorelle" (recipe chicken Favorelle).

    I'm intrigued!
     

  8. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    The question came up whats so special about Faverolles? I haven't personally eaten one but I can say they are large breasted fowl. The birds used to make this dish is probably raised on pasture and is really flavorful. If I get back into Faverolles which I definitely will I will have to try this with on of my cull hens.

    I have heard from someone who eats her Faverolles Cockerels and she said they are very very good eating.

    Henry
     

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