Friday, November 22, 2013

FFWD - Salty-sweet potato far


For French Friday with Dorie this week, we venture into the intriguing world of salty and sweet, which sounds right up my alley.  This week's recipe is salty-sweet potato far, and the name alone had me intrigued.

The recipe itself is perhaps not so intriguing - it is basically a huge potato cake with prunes added for the sweet part.  It was quite OK to eat, even better  cold, but probably not a repeat for me.  Ah, such promise in the name, but it was not fulfilled for me.

To see what the other Doristas thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the FFWD website.

19 comments:

mireia badia said...

Somehow this looks like a Spanish tortilla de patatas hahahaa

yummychunklet said...

I'm having to skip this week's ffwD, and based on your review, I probably wouldn't like it anyway. Thanks for the heads up!

Mardi Michels said...

Yeah this was just odd... I really wanted to like it and it wasn't awful, just really really strange!

Cher Rockwell said...

This was curious, wasn't it? - I skipped the dried fruits, so will be interested to see how everyone made out with it in there.

Emily said...

I agree that this taste better cold ie the day after!

Cakelaw said...

I like tortilla de patatas!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've never heard of a far before! A shame that it wasn't a repeat dish but it would have been good just to try it :)

Guru Uru said...

This looks awesome and so exotic :D

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Kari said...

What a shame it didn't live up to expectations - it does *sound* great! I am intrigued by the dish as a whole too.

Guyla Mayo said...

It does promise more than it delivers, doesn't it? Salty sweet should be good. We tried to like but just couldn't.

Diane Balch said...

I wish I knew to try it cold… honestly, I just threw out the leftovers.

TeaLady said...

This one looked ...eh...interesting. But not for us. Lke you, the ingredients just didn't sound good.

Nana said...

With the exception of the fruit, this should have been good, but it didn't seem to be a winner. Hopefully
the french toast will turn out to be great.

Betsy said...

This one didn't really fulfill me either. It was OK, but I won't make it again either. What are Devils on Horseback?

Johanna GGG said...

sounds odd but intriguingly so - I love potatoes and prunes but never thought to combine them this way

Liz Berg said...

You're supposed to convince me that I need to make up this recipe ;) Glad you gave it a shot!

Cakelaw said...

I'd be misleading you Liz.

tricia s. said...

I had the outlier response in that I liked it but now am afraid to do much more defending :) Seriously though, the one I chowed down on was the cauliflower version while I had one spoon of the potato one to do my comparison. The potato/flour one was obviously more bread like and I think the extra cream I added to the cauliflower version made a huge difference. My younger son said that one tasted more like a souffle. Oh well, never a dull Friday :)

Teresa said...

I wish it has been more like a tortilla de patatas, too! This was a strange one that I don't think I'll repeat.