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En Papillote

Definition: En Papillote

En Papillote
A French-cooking technique in which food is baked inside a paper package. The steam keeps the meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables super moist. Usually parchment paper is used, but foil works as well. The package is opened tableside to reveal the succulent food.

In Italian the technique is referred to as al Cartoccio.

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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
One of my friends ordered this dish at a restaurant a few months ago, none of us having heard of it before. When it arrived we all presumed that it was filo pastry so she actually attempted to eat the paper!! :ROTFL:
caramelqtee75 caramelqtee75 8 years
I will try it tonight
yellowbanana yellowbanana 8 years
I make chicken like this in foil! I like to add vegetables and garlic and olive oil...it comes out very tender.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
Yes I've heard of it, also from Alton Brown like someone above mentioned. It's a cute idea, I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds lovely.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
How funny....I just did this last night! Sooooooo good and easy :)
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 8 years
I love doing this! I've made this recipe of Alton Brown's several times and it always turns out great: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_24167,00.html
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 8 years
Yummy! We used to have this GREAT Italian place that made the best fish like this..... I miss that place
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Funky idea...
emalove emalove 8 years
This sounds like a great technique!
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