Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mushroom and garlic flan

This recipe is from Mark Bittman's Quick and Easy Recipes. Thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms are sauteed in a little butter with garlic, salt and pepper. The mushroom mixture is combined with eggs and chicken stock to make a savory flan. The flan is poured into ramekins and cooked, covered, in an inch of simmering water for about 15 minutes.

I really liked the concept, but this flavor combination just didn't do it for us. It was a little bland. I kept fighting the urge to add some parmesan, but since I'm testing this recipe for another cookbook review, I had to make it as directed. I would definitely try this again, but with different flavoring agents - maybe mixed herbs with the parmesan.

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