From Quebec - Fricandeau

From Quebec - Fricandeau Recipe

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This recipe is posted for play in Culinary Quest - Quebec. The recipe is from "Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook". A well loved book with many treasured recipes.

This jellied veal and pork loaf is a Quebec style of fricandeau. When it is glazed and garnished it is so much nicer than meatloaf.

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15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


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3/4 lb ground veal
3/4 lb ground pork
1 ground pork kidney
1/2 lb very fatty salt pork
1 medium red onion
16 soda biscuits
2 eggs well beaten
1 pork tenderloin
2 bay leafs


3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold water
1 tbsp chopped parsley
3 cups chicken bouillon

How to Make From Quebec - Fricandeau


  • 1Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 2Add ground veal, ground pork and mix together. Set aside.

    Put pork kidney, salt pork, red onion and soda crackers one at time thru a grinder.
  • 3Then add all the meats together, mixing well.

    Next add the beaten eggs and mix together.
  • 4Mould the meat mixture around the pork tenderloin. Shape into a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and dot with butter.
  • 5Place two bay leaves on top.

    Place the mould in a pan of water and bake in a 325 F oven for 2 hours. Baste with water to keep the meat moist.
  • 6When cold, place meat in a 9 x 5 inch mould which has a thin layer of set aspic and hard-cooked eggs slices in bottom.

    Surround with the remaining aspic.
  • 7Refrigerate until 30 minutes before serving.
  • 8Aspic: Soak the 3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin in the cup of cold water.
  • 9Stir in the chopped parsley and chicken bouillon.
  • 10Bring to a boil and then cool until on the point of setting.

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About From Quebec - Fricandeau

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Quebec - Pork

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