Monday, November 22, 2010

FFWD: Potato Gratin

Okay, so I'm late. Again. Sorry! I actually did make it on Friday, just getting to blogging now, though!

These potatoes were oh so good, in such an oh so bad way. I had dinner plans for Saturday night with some girlfriends. A new restaurant in town. I checked out the menu online Saturday afternoon. You see, I find that when I'm out to dinner with the girls, there's a lot of chatting, and a lot of wine, and no time to really read the menu, so I look ahead of time. Call me a foodie-geek. Whatever. Hopefully you can relate.

Anyway, I immediately gravitated toward the diver scallops. Served with a potato, bacon and leek gratin. Unfortunately, I just ate an amazing potato gratin for dinner Friday night, and then again for (an early!) lunch on Saturday. Can I really order this dinner with MORE potato gratin. More potatoes, more cream, more cheese... I did it. We'll call it research. My, well, Dorie's gratin BLEW away this restaurant's version. My husband declared it one of the best things he's ever eaten. It was goooood!

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  1. I've gotten to the point that I go out to eat just for fun; not for the good food. It is quite rare, unfortunately, to find really good food in restaurants. After collecting our favorite recipes, good fresh ingredients, and taking the time to cook ourselves, the food is always much better from our own kitchen. I'm usually disappointed even by high end restaurants. (I do have several favorite spots that make something like a special burrito, or other items that I really do enjoy.) I have 5 girls who love to cook and they are really good at boys do a good job too. We enjoy cooking together and enjoy our food. I'm always happy to find a new addition to our recipe collection. I agree with you that this is a keeper.

  2. Checking the menu online is called thinking ahead! I do that even when I'm going to dine out with my family. With 2 young boys wanting your attention there's no time to slowly go over the menu before deciding. Your gratin with the golden brown cheese on top looks yummy!