Last night we made another French classic: fish and chips.
The fish was cod, which we sliced into "fingers". It was then just seasoned, breaded and deep fried. Along with the fish, we made pommes frites (French fries). We've done pommes frites before, but as far as I'm concerned, we could do them every night! They are so good. Here's a little tip that my tablemate of the week told me (and we did it last night): when you salt your fries, add a pinch of sugar to the salt. Brings out the saltiness and gives them a little something. Think kettle corn.
Along with the deep fried items, we also made corn fritters. These are pretty much corn pancakes, made with cornmeal, flour, corn, jalepenos and scallions. Ours ended up being pretty dense, we added too much flour to them. They are tasty, though, when done right. These weren't deep fried, just pan-fried in oil. The sauce on the side is remoulade sauce - mayo (that we made) with pickles, capers, shallots, lemon, tarragon, chives and parsley.
Because we needed something sweet after that, we made raisin cookies with two different glazes. Standard cookies and half were topped with apricot glaze and half were topped with a rum glaze. I think I was a little heavy handed on the rum, but they were tasty.
Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the cookies. I actually forgot to take a picture when we plated, so I recreated with our leftovers. Good thing I hadn't eaten all my pommes frites before I took the picture!
Can't remember what we're doing tomorrow night, but Thursday, we're watching the butchering of a pig (or at least half a pig). I see bacon in my future.