Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Julia, you are a saucy woman!
Poulet Poele a l'estragon* (Casserole-roasted chicken with tarragon)
Epinards a la creme* (Creamed spinach)
Grain Dauphinois* (Scalloped potatoes with milk, cheese, and a pinch of garlic)
Yes, these were all delicious. Not perfect - the potatoes were supposed to absorb all the milk and did not. So there was a bit of soupy milk in the pan after scooping out the slices. But the potatoes were creamy, well seasoned, and delicious. The spinach, contrary to how I've always made it, were basically stewed in some flour and broth resulting in a silky spinach that wasn't heavy in the slightest. The chicken was wonderful. Again, I was surprised by how simple the recipes were. And these were all keepers. Amazingly, less than 1 stick of butter was used for all of these dishes!
For the record - Erin did not take even one taste of any of these dishes. Guess she's not into French cooking.
* There are all sorts of accents on these words - I have no idea how to type them in. Suggestions?