Comfy

March 26, 2008

Yet more comfort food.

Sunday dinner at my folks place, my mom made a turkey and I put a few roasters of veg into the oven at the same time: beets, yams, carrots, fennel, radicchio and savoy cabbage, liberally tossed with olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. The beets and yams were particularly delicious – a couple of hours of slow roasting made them incredibly sweet and earthy. I went home with lots of leftovers, so yesterday I made a turkey pot pie.

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To the chopped up turkey and vegetables I added some green beans I had in the fridge (blanching them first). I sautéd some mushrooms in butter and olive oil, which I used as the base for a white sauce.

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I forgot to stir in the rosemary so I just sprinkled it on top, then topped the pot with piecrust.

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Out of the oven.

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Dessert:

Dirty Old Holes

The recipe is from a wonderfully wonky book called Scrambled Brains, by artist Robin Konstabaris and chef Pierre LeBlanc. It’s sort of a combination of cookbook and graphic novel. I recommend you order it if you want to make dishes like Hell Turds, Nun’s Farts, or a tofu pig’s head.

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The recipe is simplicity itself: peel and core an apple, fill with Nutella, wrap tightly in pie crust, bake.

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As it bakes, the Nutella will ooze out (puncture the top or leave an opening in the crust), and you will know how this recipe got its name.

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Gross but delicious.

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6 Responses to “Comfy”

  1. swapatorium Says:

    Yum! Your food always looks so delicious. I’m going to have to try those dirty old holes.

  2. paperdollsforboys Says:

    That turkey pot pie looks so absolutely delicious. And the, ahem, dessert looks good but I’m not sure I can stomach the name! 🙂 Tracey

  3. Sandra Says:

    Looks delicious Mike! I like Nutella a lot, so I must try the dessert. That recipe book sounds great, too.

  4. elicia Says:

    mmm pie.
    but wot?? no bottom crust??

  5. Meghan Says:

    oooh. I must get that cook book. Looks amazing.

  6. Monica Says:

    Ok I must try this~~~~~


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