Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bacon & Onion Tart and Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese & Peppered Honey

So I have these figs and felt like figs and goat cheese. I found this recipe on epicurious.comFresh Figs with Goat Cheese & Peppered Honey. It took no effort to make this. Peppered Honey! Nice flavor and the goat cheese, always a good choice. Chris seemed to enjoy the one that he ate.

Ingredients -
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 fresh figs
1/4 cup soft fresh goat cheese

Method -
Combine honey and pepper in small pitcher; stir to blend. Starting at stem end, cut each fig into quarters, stopping 1/2 inch from bottom to leave base intact. Gently press figs open. Spoon 1 teaspoon cheese into center of each. Arrange figs on platter; drizzle with peppered honey.

The Bacon and Onion Tart is from This thought just popped into my head - What the hell did I serve for dinner before there were all these sites to find recipes? I remember,  I use to cut out recipes from magazines and take out cookbooks from the library... Ah memories.

So back to dinner. Yes we have had bacon two night in a row. Don't worry there is Farro on the horizon. This was like a big popover with bacon and onion. I thought it was bland. Would I make this again... maybe but as individual popover size. Now that sounds good!

The recipe called for 6 slices of bacon, I used 3!

Ingredients -
6 oz. slab bacon, cut into 1/4″ matchsticks
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced lengthwise Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. dry mustard
1 1/4 cups milk
3 eggs, lightly beaten

Method -
Heat bacon in a 12″ skillet over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until fat renders and bacon is crisp, about 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain; pour bacon fat into a 9″ × 11″ baking dish and set aside. Return skillet to medium-high heat, and add butter; add onions, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring, until lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Heat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, mustard, and pepper; add milk and eggs, and stir until smooth. Let batter rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, place baking dish with bacon fat in oven and let heat for 10 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven, pour in batter, and sprinkle with rendered bacon and caramelized onions; return to oven and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

So what did we have for dinner a year ago?
Hurricane Cooking - Day 6. Is our porch light on?

So what did we have for dinner 2 years ago?
Chicken Sausage, Zucchini, Onions and Polenta!

So what did we have for dinner 3 years ago?

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