Authentic Coq au Vin


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • One 7-8 pound rooster ( 3 and one half to 4 pound stewing hen or roasting chicken), cut in serving pieces, with giblets
  • One half cup cup calvados, brandy, poire william or other liqueur (if using a chicken, reduce the amount of liqueur to one-quarter cup)
  • 12 ounces slab bacon, rind removed and cut into 1-inch chunks (use 8 ounces if cooking a chicken)
  • 1 slice air-cured ham, diced
  • Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bottle hearty red wine
  • One bouquet


    A True Coq Au Vin Is Made With The Master Of The Farmyard, A Rooster. If You Can't Find Such A Beast, Use A Good-size Roasting Chicken, And...

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