I really, really wanted to like this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Salty-sweet Potato Far, p 359). I mean, a baked custard dish with potatoes, bacon and prunes (supposed to be raisins too but I didn’t have any so used extra prunes) – sounds pretty good, huh? A bonus being that it didn’t take too long to prepare or cook – I had visions of this being a take on a crustless quiche that I would be making through the winter – I generally have all the ingredients on hand and paired with some green vegetables or a green salad, it would make a quick and easy, yet filling, meal for a chilly night. I mean, I’ve had a sweet far before, and really enjoyed it so I figured it would be good in savoury form too. I like savoury custards – these savoury cheesecakes, for example, or this savoury clafoutis.
Since Neil was away last weekend, I (of course) minified the recipe and made two small far.
I don’t know if I messed up my proportions by making them tiny but mine definitely did not seem “custardy” enough. It was *ok*. A little stodgy and needing *something*. Like cheese. Like some crunch. I definitely felt it wasn’t salty enough. I might be tempted to try this again but use more bacon, less potatoes, use a higher custard to filling ratio and sprinkle some cheese on top for a little crunch and salt.
In any case, am I glad I tried? Of course. And hey, in around 150 weeks of Dorie recipes, this is one of the very few that hasn’t been a hit. I think that’s a pretty good track record!
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