Friday, March 4, 2011

FFWD - February Roundup

 Hard to believe that it is March already and time for our roundup of February's French Fridays with Dorie recipes. Below are the recipes that made it to our table. All were easy, delicious recipes that I would make again.
basque potato tortilla

Simply flavored with olive oil and onions, and served with a salad, this made a fantastic light dinner. I did mine a little different than Dorie, since I have a friend from Spain and her tortilla is surperb, I followed her directions.  I sliced the potatoes instead of cubing them, and cooked them very slowly in olive oil. If you want that smooth creamy texture this is not a process that can be rushed, but it is definitely worth the time.

short ribs in red wine and port

The brasied shot ribs were easy to make and delicious. I used boneless short ribs because that is what I had,  but what makes this dish a stand out is the gremolata of orange peel, parsley and garlic. Don't be tempted to skip this step!

orange-almond tart

Last we made the almond orange tart. Dorie's flakey, good for almost everything crust is perfect for the almond pastry filling. While the oranges were good with the almonds, we all felt that stone fruit would be a better choice for this tart and are waiting for our peaches and nectarines to be ripe so we can make it again.

We are looking forward to the March recipes and hope to like them as much as we did these recipes!