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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