This week in FAIL and backwards dinner
Have you ever tried a new recipe and had it go…well just not quite right?
Yeah, me too. I’ve been working on a potato casserole recipe. I’ve been experimenting with the Philly cooking cream. I think it is a great base for making sauces.It’s creamy and easy to melt cheese into.
Anyhoooo….back to my potato drama.
I used my mandoline…interesting side note on mandoline vs mandolin…one is a sharp slicing force of nature and the other one is a musical instrument. They apparently get confused with each other, at least spelling wise. I know I’d never try to slice potatoes with a mandolin, and I shudder to think of the bloody mess strumming a mandoline would cause. So, mandoline (with an e) was used to slice 3 pounds of potatoes. I layered the potatoes with ham and a cheese and spice mixture, covered the top with more cheese and covered it with foil. Sounds promising right? Yep…it should have been.
I think the potatoes were not sliced thin enough, mandolines are tricky things.
I baked my mixture for 60 min at 350 deg.
I checked the potatoes, still firm…I upped the heat a bit, I begged, I pleaded…I gave the potatoes my best puss in boots face
No dice. Crisp potatoes.
I got sorta mad at them, I nuked them in the microwave. They remained unimpressed.
The potatoes were flavorful, but not soft. So, we had backwards dinner. Backwards dinner is a dinner where dessert is served before the main course. My mom would be so proud, seriously she would. My mom is a big fan of dessert first.
We had dessert while I nuked the potato casserole. I did not have a back up dinner, so we ate the crisp potatoes.
The flavor was good, the texture was a fail. The potatoes are back in the oven, we’ll see how long it takes for them to get soft.
Once I get the recipe right I will share it with you.
Please enjoy the pictures of my
FAIL work in progress, a picture of our dessert; Banana pudding and a sliced tomato (from my garden).
How have your food experiments gone lately?