|Your Head Trucker's part-time job.|
So last night I braved the wind and the rain to haul myself down to M.P.'s place to be guinea pig for a bunch of new recipes he wanted to try out and get feedback on, with a view to the catering business he wants to start in a couple of years when he retires. And oh my there were a LOT of goodies, not sure I can remember them all right now but they included:
Egg-knot pastry with icing and slivered almonds
Maple-and-bacon muffins (two kinds, sweet and savory)
Spinach chausson - creamed spinach baked in a roll of puff pastry.
Miniature cordon bleus - individual fried roll-ups of chicken, turkey, ham, and cheese, I think, deep fried.
Chicken strips - very thinly sliced breast meat rolled in breadcrumbs and fried, served with honey-mustard sauce and barbecue sauce
Disco fries - homemade french fries covered with chicken gravy and shredded cheese
Pilon de poulet etouffe - chicken drumsticks baked in gravy and served over rice
Strawberry turnovers - Sugared strawberries with honey and cottage cheese baked in a triangle of puff pastry - he's gotten awfully good at making that from scratch - with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
And maybe more but that's all I can recall at the moment. Oh my was it good, a delightful, delectable evening. Of course, we ate only a small serving of each thing, and even so I came home quite stuffed but with a load of scrumptious leftovers that I can't wait to try again.