Matafan (Savoie) Savory Dutch baby, Serves 4-6   425° Oven

Cook bacon in pan, mix batter, heat in large cast iron pan, finish in oven, add cheese.

  • 4 ounces bacon cut into large dice
  • 1 ½ C all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 C milk
  •  pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 small bunch chives minced (or 4 scallions- green tops only)
  • 3 TB unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces Gruyére grated

A. Cook bacon in heavy skillet over med heat until golden. remove from heat.

B. In large bowl add flour, form well in center.  Add eggs, then 1 C milk & salt. Whisk eggs & milk then blend in flour. Whisk in remaining milk. Stir chives into batter.

C. Melt 3 TB butter into large skillet. When hot & foaming, pour in batter.Pull back edges of batter to make sure all of batter is in butter – not sticking to pan. Cook, tipping pan back & forth until batter is golden brown on bottom ~ 4 mins., reduce heat to keep bottom from browning.

D. Sprinkle bacon over batter, place skillet in oven 15- 20 min. Remove Matafan and sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.

(Watercress)

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2017   4 svgs, 400° oven

  • 2 LBs butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cut into 3/4″ chunks ~ 3 Cups
  • 5 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • s & p
  • ¼ C pistachios (toast 5 min, 400°)
  • 1 ½ C quinoa
  • 4 C broth (vegetable or water for Quinoa)
  • ¼ C cranberries
  • 1 TB white wine vinegar
  • 3 oz baby spinach

A. Roast cubed squash tossed with 3 TB oil,  thyme, 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper. Baking sheet in oven 30 mins.

B. Cook quinoa in water/broth. simmer covered ~ 9 mins, drain. Add 2 Tb oil, pistachios, cranberries, vinegar.

C. In Large bowl: toss spinach with hot squash from oven. Add B. (quinoa).

Roasted Potato Fennel Soup

January 7, 2018

Ina Garten 2017       4-6 svgs

  • 2 LBs potatoes (red or yukon) unpeeled & quartered
  • olive oil (2 TB roasting & 2 TB sauté  onions)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 C (2 yellow onions chopped)
  • 2 C  (~ 2 LBs fennel chopped) remove & save tops, slice in half, remove tough core, slice & chop.
  • 6 C chicken broth (1.5 Quarts)
  • 1/2 C heavy cream

A,  Roast quartered potatoes, toss with 2 Tb oil,  s&p, garlic. spread on baking sheet. Bake  in 400° Oven 30 mins.

B. In stock pot: Sauté chopped onions, & fennel in 2 TBs olive oil. med heat  until translucent, 10 mins.

C. Add roasted potatoes (include scrapings from baking sheet) & chicken broth to B  stock pot (onions & fennel). Cover, bring to boil, then simmer 1 hour.

D. Add 1/2 C cream & let soup cool. Pass through food mill (removes skins) or chop coarsely in food processor or hand held blender.

Top each soup bowl with a few fennel fronds, drizzle with cream.

Ina Garten 2017

A. Roasted Squash 400° oven, 25 min.

  • 1.5 LB butternut squash, peeled, diced 1″ cubes
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Toss all ingredients together, roast on baking sheet, 25 min. Cool.

B. Hummus – mix in food processor bowl

  • 1 can drained chickpeas, retain ¼ C liquid
  • ½ C plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • ¼ C Tahini
  • 1 Tb salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 C lemon juice ( 2 lemons)
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp Sriracha

Using food processor: mix A & B. Pulse to make coarse, add more liquid if necessary.

TOP with pomegranate seeds or drizzle maple syrup. Serve with Belgian endive to dip.

TOAST pita (brush with olive oil, salt).