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    Gentse Waterzooi

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    Maïté G.'s Note:

    A typical Belgian (Ghent) dish, used to feed the poor, but now even served in fancy restaurants.

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    1. 1
      Chop all the vegetables (except the potatoes) finely (brunoise) and cook for 5 minutes in the vegetable stock. Drain, but keep the stock.
    2. 2
      Poach the chicken filets in the same vegetable stock for about 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Cook the potatoes.
    4. 4
      Keep vegetables and chicken warm, while making the sauce.
    5. 5
      Strain the vegetable stock.
    6. 6
      Make a roux (or beurre manié) from 100 gr butter and 100 gr of flour = Melt the butter and add the flour, add 1 l of the vegetable stock, let cook until slightly thickened.
    7. 7
      Finish off by adding the cream and the beaten egg yolks and add salt and pepper to taste.
    8. 8
      Use soup plates for serving. Starting with the vegetables, put the cut up chicken filet on top, add sauce and garnish with potatoes and parsley.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 04, 2005


      Thanks for posting this recipe! Gentse Waterzooi is a classic in Belgian cuisine, easy to make, healthy and delicious... Your recipe is great. Good idea to add zucchini to it!

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    • on August 12, 2005


      Delicious! I did cook the chicken longer so it would fall apart when cut. I loved all the vegetables! Thanks Maite!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gentse Waterzooi

    Serving Size: 1 (962 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 948.2
    Calories from Fat 271
    Total Fat 30.1 g
    Saturated Fat 12.8 g
    Cholesterol 219.8 mg
    Sodium 313.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 108.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.2 g
    Sugars 7.4 g
    Protein 61.5 g

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    vegetable stock

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