On Friday night a bunch of us got together for a very interesting dinner. Potence. What on earth is Potence I hear you ask? Well here is the hot story. Potence is french for "Gallows", and consists of a fascinating blackened iron contraption, spiked with long narrow spikes, and hanging from a chain. Meat is skewered onto the spikes (the contraption is pre heated in a fashion I have yet to ascertain) and then once at the table, set over a bowl of rice, and flaming brandy poured over the top. Spectacular and, I can testify, delicious.
Apparently it is a dish originally Hungarian in origin, but I have yet to find anymore details.
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