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Cumin-breaded Champfleury on squash and Morteau sausage

Cumin-breaded Champfleury on squash and Morteau sausage

4 portions


  • 1 Small Butternut squash Salt, to taste
  • 10 g (2 tsp.) Butter
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) Water
  • 1 Morteau sausage (from the butcher) or smoked sausage of your choice Water
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Pure cranberry juice
  • 30 g (2 tbsp.) Sugar
  • 1 Champfleury cheese
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) Kirsch or pear brandy
  • 30 g (2 oz) Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 90 g (3 oz) Plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 g (½ tsp.) Powdered cumin
  • 1 Red onion, brunoised (coarsely diced)
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) Olive oil Salt, to taste
  • 60 ml (4 tbsp.) Sherry vinegar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) Canola oil
  • 5 g (1 tsp.) Butter Salt, to taste
  • 20 Arugula leaves


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  • Wash the squash, cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Add salt and place in a baking dish.
  • Add butter and water.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350°F (180°C) for about 1 hour or until the squash is cooked.
  • Remove the skin and mash to a soft consistency with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then set aside and keep warm.
  • Put the Morteau sausage in a saucepan and cover with water. Heat water to about 185°F (85°C) and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the sausage and cool.
  • Cut four ½ cm slices, and then slice into cubes. Set aside.
  • To make the cranberry syrup, mix pure cranberry juice with sugar and reduce over low heat until syrupy.
  • Cut four 50 g (1¾ oz) chunks of Champfleury and brush with kirsch or pear brandy.
  • For the breading step, prepare three plates: one with flour, one with beaten eggs and one with a mix of breadcrumbs and cumin.
  • Cover the cheese with flour, shake off any excess, dip in beaten eggs, and then cover with the breadcrumbs and cumin mixture.
  • In a skillet, sauté the onions with olive oil and salt.
  • Once cooked, add vinegar and reduce until dry. Set aside.
  • Preheat deep fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  • In a skillet, sauté the diced sausage in canola oil and butter.
  • When crisp, drain on a paper towel.
  • Place the cheese croquettes in the deep fryer until golden brown, drain on a paper towel and lightly salt.


  • Place a round pastry cutter in a deep bowl and add a tablespoon of squash.
  • Add the diced sausage and a cheese croquette.
  • Spoon the red onions over the cheese croquette and garnish with arugula.
  • Top with small amount of cranberry syrup.

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Aromatic and mellow

These dry wines are characterized by fairly strong aromas of spice, toast or exotic fruit. In the mouth, they carry a rich and well-balanced texture.

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