au gratin

User avatar
ChrisGreaves
PlutoniumLounger
Posts: 15716
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 23:23
Location: brings.slot.perky

au gratin

Post by ChrisGreaves »

I might have overplayed my "I've been ill" card, because Kerry has increased meal delivery. Twice this month I have had Cod au Gratin delivered by David. (He is a bit ticked off because MY supper is neatly laid out, with a bread roll, on a plate, while David has to serve his meal from the pot, Kerry being at work.)

Until last week I thought Cod au gratin had to be a French dish, served in places I couldn't afford to go, even in France. On top of that I thought that "au gratin" meant "grated cheese", (gratin=grated, right? :blush: )
I have since looked up a few recipes.

Au Gratin seems to be whatever food you plan to make, with a cheese sauce poured over it, the lot topped with breadcrumbs, and the casserole baked in an oven.
This recipe for cod au gratin is titled "A Newfoundland Favourite" and it comes from Rock Recipes, "rock" as in "The Rock". (Which, of course, sends me off trying to anagramize "au gratin" with "granite")

So now, of course, I shall embark on a few weeks of cooking everything au gratin, a great excuse to buy cheese and eat up everything in sight: potatoes, fish, red meat, artichokes, cabbage, ...

And since I experiment with bread recipes I have a near-endless supply of bread crumbs(grin)
Cheers, Chris
By definition, educating the client is the consultant’s first objective

User avatar
HansV
Administrator
Posts: 78788
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 00:14
Status: Microsoft MVP
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands

Re: au gratin

Post by HansV »

Not sure your cardiologist will be grate-ful. :sad:
Best wishes,
Hans

User avatar
ChrisGreaves
PlutoniumLounger
Posts: 15716
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 23:23
Location: brings.slot.perky

Re: au gratin

Post by ChrisGreaves »

HansV wrote:
26 May 2024, 19:23
Not sure your cardiologist will be grate-ful. :sad:
"cardiologist "? :evilgrin:
Not sure what he/she/it has to complain about.
"potatoes, fish, red meat, artichokes, cabbage" and the red meat probably extra-lean moose; mostly vegetables there, if you ask me. And this year the artichokes AND the potatoes home-grown without pesticide.
(signed) "1,935 consecutive nights sleeping in Bonavista".
P.S. I know, I know: you're wondering how I will celebrate 2,000 consecutive nights asleep in Bonavista, right? I have invited David and Kerry to dine with me at PK's Fish and Chip shop. I'm sure that they don't have cod au gratin on the menu. C
By definition, educating the client is the consultant’s first objective

GeoffW
PlatinumLounger
Posts: 4085
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 07:23

Re: au gratin

Post by GeoffW »

HansV wrote:
26 May 2024, 19:23
Not sure your cardiologist will be grate-ful. :sad:
Codiologist surely?

User avatar
John Gray
PlatinumLounger
Posts: 5437
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 08:33
Location: A cathedral city in England

Re: au gratin

Post by John Gray »

Sounds to me like a load of codswallop...! :laugh:
John Gray

If you are having problems with solitude, you are not alone.

User avatar
ChrisGreaves
PlutoniumLounger
Posts: 15716
Joined: 24 Jan 2010, 23:23
Location: brings.slot.perky

Re: au gratin

Post by ChrisGreaves »

John Gray wrote:
27 May 2024, 10:37
Sounds to me like a load of codswallop...! :laugh:
codswallow, John, codswallow :munch:
Cheers, Chris
By definition, educating the client is the consultant’s first objective