When I'm preparing for guests to come over or for a holiday celebration. . .
I have a tendency to. . .
. . . cook all day. . .
. . . and somehow. . .
. . . forget to eat a single thing.
If you're anything like me, this simple savory clafoutis might be just the thing to make sure you don't feel like a crazy person by the time your guests arrive. Whip up the ingredients in a few minutes and pop it into the oven for a filling and wholesome meal that tastes good hot or cold. . . or whenever you have a moment to take a bite.
Savory Summer Clafoutis
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- seasonal vegetables
- 2-4 oz of your favorite cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375.
Saute the vegetables you'd like to add to your clafoutis in a cast iron skillet with the olive oil. I chose to use what I had on hand: onions, spinach and summer squash. Remove the vegetables from the pan. If you have stubborn bits of veggies stuck on there give the skillet a quick rinse and return to the stove top.
Grate your cheese ( I used pecorino) and mix up the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Add the flour and cheese and veggies to the mixture ( I reserved the squash so that I could place it on top).
Heat the skillet and add the butter. Once the butter is completely melted and the skillet is hot, add the clafoutis batter and any additional vegetables you reserved for the top. Place in the oven for 35-40 min or until the center is set and a knife comes out clean when inserted (it will be beauitfully puffed up).
Serve with fresh tender greens. . . or simply grab a slice on the go. I promise, you'll feel a thousand times better when your friends and family arrive.
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