Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Daily Special (Potato Butternut Rosemary Pavé)
I totally forgot about my "Daily Special" series. Shrug. Anyway, here's dinner tonight. Easy, easy. Slice up your root veggie of choice. If you use a mandoline (the preferred but not only tool for the job) DO use the finger guard and do NOT drink wine until the mandoline is safely put away. I speak from experience. I lost a neat 3mm slice off of my finger last spring during the fennel sorbet experiment. It regenerated faster than a lizard's appendage, but it still hurts. (The sorbet was fantastic. Never fear, I am quite confident that no pieces of my finger made their way into the final product.)
Anyway, douse your slices in cream and seasonings, layer them in a pan, squash 'em with a weight and bake for a long time. Slice into neat "cobblestones," brown in butter and enjoy! Some derivative of sauce espangole would add a nice touch, but, hey, it's a work night.