Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Monday, June 27, 2011

Tomates Farcies



The Prof. made dinner the other night, with an interesting adaptation for my semi-vegetarian diet. He made tomates farcies, but used duck rather than the regular pork. I eat flying things. Not walking things. At least, that's how I've often had to explain myself here in France.

Since I'm not the one who made the dinner, and I think the recipe came out of the Prof's head, I can't exactly offer the one we used. But, I found two online that seem to have some of the same ingredients (although I couldn't find any with the duck substitution, you'd have to do that yourself). Here's one in French and one in English.

Think moist meatloaf, wrapped inside a warm, sweet tomato.

4 comments:

  1. So pretty. The French really do make an effort to cook and make the dishes look beautiful! I guess mircowave macaroni dishes and other fast-food packages don't really exist en France or am I wrong?

    Carmen

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  2. Carmen: They've still got some of that here, but I have yet to explore that part of the freezer section. Luckily, we're still making the effort to get fresh ingredients ... but I guess that might change? I've still got a lot to learn...

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  3. I love tomates farcies! Haven't had that in ages. My family also cooks pommes de terre farcies avec du saumon. It's super good! I should try the recipe actually... if there is one. I usually just enjoy the food!

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  4. Zhu: How the heck does that work with potatoes? Do they get hollowed out or is the meat part more of a topping?
    Ah, wait... like this? http://cuisine.journaldesfemmes.com/recette/311183-pommes-de-terre-farcies-a-la-paysanne

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