Last week Julie (from Dinner with Julie)
decided to host a Julie/Julia Dinner party for a handful of local food bloggers. We each brought something from Mastering the Art of French Cooking
that we had prepared earlier. While we feasted Julia Child tutted about her kitchen as The French Chef reruns
played in the background.
Here's what we ate...
Delectable creamy potato soup served cold and delicious
courtesy Gwendolyn at Patent and the Pantry
The most incredible molded eggplant and lamb dish that took no less than 2 days to prepare
courtesy Gail at The Pink Peppercorn
Pommes Parisien, Ratatouille and (forgotten) glazed carrots
Simple fried potatoes, a bright provencal vegetable medley and simple glazed carrots (I'm a moron and forgot the carrots at home after spending the afternoon turning them)
courtesy me at Kitchen Scraps
Rich beef stew with loads of red wine, mushrooms and little pearl onions, so good, so beefy
courtesy our host Julie at Dinner with Julie
Souffle Grand Marnier and Reine de Saba
A double dose of sweets with a fantastic Grand Marnier souffle an a Reine de Saba cake (I fought Gail's husband for the last piece)
courtesy Cheryl at Backseat GourmetThere was also some salad on the table, but nobody paid much attention to it.
Pommes Parisien The synopsis version
Use a Parisien Scoop to scoop out little potato balls. Fry them in lots of butter (if you think you have too much, double it) over a medium-low heat until they get golden and lovely, then at the last minute turn the heat up and add lots of salt and shake em all around until they get lovely and crispy and dark golden and delicious.
Thanks for a fantastic dinner party Julie and for not suing me for stealing this picture from your blog.