Brandade de morue (salt cod cream)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Salt cod
4 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
1 medium Spanish onion; in 1/4\" dice
2 \N Cloves garlic; thinly sliced
2 larges Russet potatoes
3 tablespoons Flour
1 cup Milk
1 cup Heavy cream
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; freshly grated
6 tablespoons Chopped chives
1 \N Loaf crusty french bread; cut into 1 inch slices and toasted

Salt cod must be soaked in cold water changed daily for 2 days.

Boil the potatoes until tender. Peel and cut into 1/ 2 inch cubes.

Drain salt cod and cut into ½ inch cubes. In a 12 inch to 14 inch saute pan, heat oil until just smoking. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened but not colored, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add cod, potatoes and flour and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until warmed through. Add milk and cream and bring to boil, stirring to just barely break down fish. Lower heat and simmer 15 minutes. Pour into shallow bowl, sprinkle with grated cheese and chives and serve with croutons.

Yield: 4 servings as a light main course Notes: Recipes for #ME1A13 Copyright Mario Batali 1997. All rights reserved.

Recipe by: MEDITERRANEAN MARIO # ME1A13 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #1023 by Sue <suechef@...> on Jan 19, 1998

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