I haven’t been keeping track exactly, but this may well be the most expensive French Fridays with Dorie recipe yet. And I was as shocked and appalled as anyone to find that I didn’t love it! What? Seriously. I love coddled eggs, I LOVE foie gras AND truffles. So why the heck didn’t I love this dish? I’m still not 100% sure, but somehow the individual flavors just didn’t come together for me. I did have some issues with the cooking time and had to leave my eggs in 10 minutes before the whites were cooked through. Maybe that had something to do with it. Maybe it was something else. No idea.
But let me end by saying that even though I didn’t love the dish, I’m still happy to have given it a try and I am absolutely thrilled that we are finally getting to some of these “scarier” recipes. That’s the thing about cooking the whole book, they all have to come up eventually. That said, you might find me hiding under the table when the aspic comes up.