Thursday, May 14, 2009

egg ^ 3

egg on egg on egg
Originally uploaded by fuzzzycatt
one of the best sandwiches ever! egg on egg on egg.

bacon gribiche and egg salad, baby romaine, fried egg and baguette

bacon gribiche
3 ea Eggs, hard boiled
5 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 tsp Parsley, chopped
1 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Lime juice
4 oz Bacon, extra crispy

chop the eggs, add mayo, mustard, parsley, cayenne and lime juice. mix well.
chop the bacon, add. mix well.

now assemble the sandwich.
toast baguette
spread a thick layer of bacon gribiche
baby romaine
top with fried egg


Saturday, May 9, 2009

pastry cream: can you get any unhealthier?

unhealthier: yes.
more delicious: yes.


i remember back in culinary school always being amazed by making mayonnaise. the ingredients are simple, the technique is simple, the end result is amazing! but what amazed me most was the texture. it was very similar to pastry cream.

so i thought, can we make pastry cream like we would make mayonnaise?

the ingredients are similar too, so in theory it should work.

mayonnaise: egg yolks, vinegar, fat, seasoning.
pastry cream: egg yolks, milk, fat, sugar.

my only concern was the sugar, how would it contribute to the emulsion? will it break it or will it stabilize it? sugar helps the structure of meringue and sabayon, so i assumed it would do likewise here.

initial test recipe.
7 eggs
12 oz brown butter
1 cup milk
2 cups sugar
pinch salt

it was nowhere near like mayonnaise. instead it was more like a thick anglaise. since it had such a fat content, i decided to refrigerate it and hope for the best the next day. the next day the custard set into a beautiful thick custard, pudding.

so it kind of worked, but i'll keep working on the recipe.

future applications?
mayo style custards: bacon, olive oil, foie, nut oils, etc.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

goat cheese bavarois

goat cheese bavarois
Originally uploaded by fuzzzycatt
new dessert at textile as part of our 7 course tasting menu.

goat cheese bavarois, peppered blueberries, basil mint syrup, basil mint crisps, rhubarb compote, candied rhubarb

fried sauerkraut balls

fried sauerkraut balls
Originally uploaded by fuzzzycatt
had lunch yesterday at wunsche bros cafe, a really nice little cafe in old town spring.

this was our appetizer. fried sauerkraut and sausage balls. and it was amazing!!

i am convinced that any food in ball form is delicious ... think about it, beignets. donut holes. rochers. pb balls. fried ice cream. fritters. takoyaki. cheese balls.

purpose: hit every restaurant in houston that offers food in ball form and rate it on a delicious scale. also, find weird food balls.

or maybe the word balls is just too funny not to say multiple times.

balls balls balls balls