How do you make confit?
To confit, food must be cured in salt (when necessary) and slowly cooked in fats like duck fat, chicken fat, olive oil, or sugar syrup (most commonly used to confit fruit or citrus peels) at low temperatures.
What makes a dish confit?
Traditionally, confit simply refers to any sort of preserved food, whether it’s meat, fruit, or vegetables. This preservation takes place by slowly cooking food in a liquid that is inhospitable to bacterial growth. With fruits, this is generally a very concentrated sugar syrup*; with meats and vegetables, a pure fat.
Is confit a healthy way of cooking?
It depends. Confit is a way to cook meat (usually poultry) in fat (usually animal fat) at low temperatures. The final product is tender and not much fattier than meat cooked by other methods (after you remove excess fat). Whether this is healthy depends on which dietary ideology you follow.