Just wanted to put in a quick post this time. Every time I cook something from Julia Child’s collection of recipes, I am amazed. I read through the ingredient list, glance over the instructions, and I swear, every time I have the same feeling: what’s so special about it? You see those five, six ingredients and think, “hmm… looks kinda plain”, and yet every time I get invariably awesome dish.
Today we had Choucroute Royal for dinner. I had an almost unmanageable surplus of sauerkraut that needed to be dealt with, and here we go — Julia saves the day. Again. Reading the list of foods: bacon, carrots, onions, sauerkraut, basic spices, some wine and pork chops. That’s it! My, was it ever good! The only downside in the whole enterprise was excessive saltiness of my sauerkraut. But that’s my fault. I knew it was too salty and didn’t rinse it enough. But even through all this salt, one could tell that the dish is a winner. Will definitely make again.