les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Salade aux lardons

There's a standard recipe here called salads aux gésiers. It's basically lettuce with fried chicken gizzards or livers tossed in as a dressing. The fat from the gizzards or livers replaces the olive or palm or colza oil that you would otherwise use to dress the salad. (What is a colza, by the way ?)

Readers will not be completely surprised to learn that my enthusiasm for chicken gizzards does not reach the required level for enjoyment of this southern delicacy.

No matter. Fried lardons (bacon bits) or chorizo make excellent substitutes.

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