Happy French Friday!
As we move into the summer, l’heure de l’apéro becomes an important part of life for us – whether we are here in Canada or at our “second home” in France. A couple of weeks ago, I shared information about what this consists of (as well as a recipe for Pesto and Parmesan Palmiers – try saying that three times after a couple of glasses of rosé LOL!).
L’heure de l’apéro
The “apéro” as it’s known in French is the moment that signals your (work) day has ended and that you’re ready to relax. (if you’re interested in learning all about this oh-so-French routine, check out this comprehensive article over on France Today). You’ll eat dinner later but for now, you’ll enjoy a cold glass of something and perhaps a nibble of something savoury. For us in the summer, it often means rosé… (see more of how we celebrate l’heure de l’apéro here!).
So even if you can’t get to France this summer you can Frenchify your every day with a little glass of something and a little snack before you prepare dinner. But, what to serve?
What to serve at l’heure de l’apéro?
Typically in France, we’re snacking on chips, salty crackers, radishes, saucisson, some nuts. Not much but just enough to take the edge off the pre-dinner hunger. Today I’m bringing you another easy cocktail snack – a savoury version of the ever-popular (and easy!) financiers.
Yes, financiers are typically thought of a sweet treat but they work well in a savoury iteration too. Here, I’ve used grated Parmesan and a slice of ham to create a light, crunchy, salty (but slightly sweet from the almond flour) bite that’s perfect with your glass of rosé, bubbles or even a beer. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Beat the egg whites in a small bowl until frothy with electric beaters (1 minute on high).
Cheers and Happy (French) Friday!
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