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12 Days of Buffalo Christmas: 11th Day

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

•    Eleven piping-hot cassoulet from The Yelling Goat

With confit duck, Tarbais beans, pork belly and garlicky Toulouse sausages required, the traditional French cassoulet's ingredients are difficult to procure, and its preparation could take up to three days. Yet this culinary treat certainly pays off when the proper time is put in.

The Medici House (formerly Tantalus) in East Aurora puts in the proper time and offers my favorite local iteration ($18.50). Now with a second location, Lancaster’s The Yelling Goat brings my cassoulet fix much closer to home. It’s not a traditional version, but it offers confit duck leg, andouille and chorizo sausage and braised pork shoulder.

The Yelling Goat is a Lancaster restaurant at 205 Central Ave. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

The Yelling Goat is a Lancaster restaurant at 205 Central Ave. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

[Read a restaurant review of The Yelling Goat]

The flavorful juices from the meats soak into white beans for a rich and satisfying, thick winter stew, and do not skip the rendered duck skin covered in toasted bread crumbs, the dish’s ultimate treat.

The Yelling Goat
205 Central Ave., Lancaster

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