Sunday, May 25, 2008

Galette de pomme de terre avec Montrechet


Courtesy of Poor George and his new mandolin

12 comments:

The Freelance Guru said...

Looks Lush. You're a lucky man.

Eebie said...

Lovely, when do I get to experience that fine cooking?

Gifted Typist said...

Oooh oooh, Cantonese lobster stir fry and now this...I'm coming for sups at yours

Bubs said...

Mmmmmmmm. Beautiful. I can practically taste it from here! I bet that would go great with barbecue.

Where did P.G. find his mandolin? MizBubs has two that she bought at our local Japanese supermarket and loves them. I've just started playing with them myself. For some reason they intimidate me.

Coaster Punchman said...

Ha! Any of you is invited to dinner if you come to our town as far as I'm concerned, although if we want PG to cook we should probably check with him. I'm fine liquoring any of you and I can actually cook by myself too.

Bubs, funny thing - we looked for a mandolin for a long time. Oxo makes one that is pretty expensive and it has bad reviews. There are Japanese mandolins that cost hundreds of dollars, but someone had told us they have cheap ones in Chinatown so that's where we went looking. We settled on one for about $10 that works like a charm.

I'll bet you wouldn't be intimidated by any $10 implement.

PG said...

My husband, some hot shot...

anyone remember the Calgon lady??!!!

The French mandolins can cost upwards of $150 each, the OXO mandolin will run you about $80. The japanese mandolin that I got in chinatown costs about $35.00 with tax and they are great. They don't take up much room (the OXO is HUGE) and you can place them over a bowl of cold water so that the potatoes do not oxidize after you cut them. I thoroughly recommend that Japanese (Benreiter I think is the brand?), I have the regular sized green one but if I had my chance to do it again, I would make sure I got the beige one which is wider and can accomodate more varieties of vegetable thickness (e.g. a cabbage head much like the one that can be found on a CP torso).

Dino aka Katy said...

ohh that looks yummy - i would totally show up for dinner if I ever make it up there

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

c'est magnifique!!

Writeprocrastinator said...

Looks delish, though I'm still confused about the whole "Earth apple" name. Why didn't they just come up with a word for potatoes?

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Several years ago I bought my first mandolin especially for making this same yummy dish. It turned out to be more like galette de fingertips. You gotta be careful with that slicer man.

Bubs said...

I just went and checked the pantry, and my bride has two of the "Benriner" brand from Japan. The only English on them is "Benriner" and "Watch your fingers"

GrizzBabe said...

I have a cheaper mandoline that I bought for $30 and I love it. When the blade starts to get dull, I'll just buy a new one.