PORK CHEEKS NORMANDE

FRANCIS LAM RECENTLY PUBLISHED A LOVELY RECIPE IN THE N.Y. TIMES FOR CHICKEN À NORMANDE, WHICH SHE’D GOTTEN FROM A COVEN OF EX-PATRIOT FRENCH LADIES WHO LIVE IN COBBLE HILL.

 NORMANDY MEANS CALVADOS, APPLES, AND CREAM AND THIS DISH COVERS ALL THOSE BASES.  I DECIDED TO ADAPT IT TO PORK CHEEKS, A GREAT CUT IF YOU CAN FIND THEM; OVAL NUGGETS OF SOLID MEAT, IDEAL FOR BRAISING.  I’D NEVER COOKED WITH HARD CIDER BEFORE AND WAS WORRIED IT MIGHT BE TOO SWEET, BUT I WAS WRONG.  HARD CIDER IS AS DRY AS PROSECCO.  COMBINED WITH THE SOUR RICHNESS OF CREME FRAICHE, THE BRAISING LIQUID BECAME A RICH AND LUXURIOUS SAUCE.  IT TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF MY MOST POPULAR DISHES.

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