Oeufs en Meurette


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a starter
    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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Any sauce left over can always be added to a stew.


  • 80 g (3 oz) smoked bacon
  • 75 g (


Cut the bacon into little lardons, saving the rind and any trimmings for the sauce. Bring the lardons to the boil in a small pan of cold water, then drain and run under a cold tap. Melt a tablespoon of the butter in a frying pan and fry the lardons until crisp and brown, then remove them. In the same fat, colour the spring onions and sugar over a high heat. Add a pinch of salt and enough water