On sunday my son and his family came by for a chat and a meal and for us to see our little granddaughter and I decided to make a simple but festive meal of lamfilet with French beans and cherry tomatoes and a Gratin Dauphinois.
Than make the combination of milk and egg. I used 2 eggs, half a liter of semi skimmed milk, 1 clove of chopped garlic, peper and salt.Take a shallow glass or otherwise ovenproof dish and start layering.A layer of the raw potatoe slices, a layer of the milk mixture and a bit of cheese. The cheese is not traditional in France but we like it so we used about 2 ounces of grated emmental cheese.Bake in the microwave, yes, we like the microwave for this. It saves you lots of time. This one was ready in 35 minutes instead of at least 1 hour in the oven.
In the mean time that the gratin is in the microwave you steam of cook your French green beans until tender but still with a crunch.Drain.
Put the pot back on the fire and sautee a small diced onion.
Put the tomatoes in and when they start to soften put the beans in. The tomatoes need just to be popped a little and the beans just need to be warmded trough.
Add pepper and salt and a dash of vinigair. It is like a warm vinaigrette.
Then it is just a question of grilling the meat.I just like it pink, sprinkled with some oregano and peper and salt. Serve with the gratin and the tomatoes and beans.
Enjoy my sunday dinner!
See you next week.