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Ortolans On Croutons

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  Ortolans 8
  Lime 1⁄2
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Cubed salt pork 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Amber rum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red wine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  White bread slices 8 , with crusts trimmed
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Truss ortolans.
Rub the skin with the cut side of the lime half.
Season with salt and pepper.
Render the salt pork over high heat in a dutch oven.
Saute ortolans for 6 minutes, or until well browned.
Heat rum, ignite it, and pour it, still flaming, over the birds.
Place birds on a serving platter.
Pour wine into dutch oven to deglaze.
Mix 1 tablespoon butter and cornstarch and add to wine.
Stir until sauce is slightly thicker.
Make croutons by frying bread slices in butter until brown on both sides.
Serve each ortolan on a crouton, top with a slice of sauteed liver pate, if desired, and pour sauce over all.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5393 Calories from Fat 2717

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 301 g462.7%

Saturated Fat 111.4 g557.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1634.3 mg544.8%

Sodium 3089.1 mg128.7%

Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.3%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 469 g938.2%

Vitamin A 106.6% Vitamin C 183.8%

Calcium 27.1% Iron 132.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Ortolans On Croutons Recipe