Wednesday, October 04, 2006

WFDW, the Porn:



OK, first, the steak, and no, I didn't eat that whole piece of meat. It was ginormous. Boy said he could really taste the Hickory smoke, and seriously, how could you possibly go wrong with Bacon Butter? I followed the recipe exactly and it was really good. I have zero criticism other than to say that I think I'm a steak purist at heart and I really would have liked it plain just as well. Plus, the whole butter thing just screams to be put on cornbread, IMO. And it just so happens that I have leftovers that shall be united with cornbread just as soon as I have time to bake some.

Then...the Asparagus Gratin. I have three words. Oh. My. Fork. It was GOOOOOD. Really, this dish speaks to the whole point of WFDW for me in the first place, which is to find some new favorites and expand cooking horizons and the entertaining dish repertoire. I'm definitely putting this on my holiday menu, like, forever. However, I'm also going to simplify it a bit and instead of trying to hold the asparagus, putting on the breadcrumbs and running the still warm dish through the broiler just to brown the topping at the last minute, I'm going to just put it all together to be refrigerated and then reheated in the oven, broiling at the last minute if the topping needs additional browning. I also think the fresh breadcrumbs can easily be replaced with panko, perhaps with an even more delicious result which would save even more on the prep. With this in your file, you have absolutely ZERO excuse to go making those nasty green beans ala canned crap. And yes, I do think this recipe would work equally well with green beans instead of asparagus.

So, kudos to Boy for picking a couple of winners!

Comments:
I think I will have to try the asparagus gratin, it looks delicious.
 
Wow - that looks delish!
 
Hilarious & interesting blogging! Glad I found you.
 
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