Casserole Cooking in France- Frankie please help. (1 Viewer)

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@yodeli - Frankie what cut of beef should I ask for in the butchers/ supermarket for slow cooking. I tried my best rubbish French today and ended up with a lovely cut of Topside. Not only expensive but not really the right stuff for the slow cooker.

Mind you I was pretty chuffed to end up with any meat as my French is so poor!
 

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For Braising Try Hampe or Basse Cote. Or for Stews, Macreuse a Pot-Au Feu or Boeuf- Bougnioin
 
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Oh Dear ! Sorry I never saw your post!!!

You want slow cooking but with wine or without?

Without , for just a slow cooking I take "pot au feu" (this is just cooked in cold water with vegs in for about 4 hours). So this one you just ask for "différents morceaux pour pot-au-feu". The butcher will serve you ok

If it's for a bourguignon so cooked with wine, then do the same and ask for : différents morceaux pour bourguignon.

If you go to a supermarket , you'll find the same words "pot-au-feu" or "bourguignon" . In any case you can ask for "boeuf à braiser" have a go with google translation, not for the translation but by pressing on the sound button you'll have the way to pronounce it!

I haven' read the links given by the other funsters., the iron is waiting for me and gets hot LOL!! Just giving you what "I" ask for.


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Thanks my dear. We are having posh topside tomorrow ( May even try Yorkshire pudding in the van), but will try your recommendations next week. There is an amazing butchers shop in the town but I was too shy to shop there so went to the supermarket, only to find a man behind the counter that needed speaking too. We don't have these complications in England.
 

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We have had this problem in France. It was a little village butchers and all the meat was kept in a refrigerator, no doubt it was good meat but it wasn't on display so you had to ask for it specifically. This is why we shop in supermarket's more often these days!
 

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LOL ! If you don't want any complication then write those words (I indicate in the previous post) on a paper, and add , choisissez comme pour vous (choose as if for yourself) c'est pour 2 personnes(for 2 people...unless you have decided to invite the whole campsite!) , je ne parle pas français (this one I bet you know it! but at least you won't be asked anything)

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I know this may sound like sacrilege, but faux fillet done in the slow cooker is fabulous. Buy good sirloin with a good marble of fat and cook slowly in the slow cooker. Much better than fillet,and much cheaper.
 
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I know this may sound like sacrilege, but faux fillet done in the slow cooker is fabulous. Buy good sirloin with a good marble of fat and cook slowly in the slow cooker. Much better than fillet,and much cheaper.
I did see that cut in the shelves but thought fillet wouldn't be good. The trouble was the shop I was in keep the meat in the fridge out of sight so I needed to know what to ask for.

I feel better equipped now ahead of the next shop. Mind you the weather is so miserable here we might pack up today and head to Spain.
 

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