Consomé de Pollastre amb Flam

Chicken Consommé with Egg Custard

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Preparation info

  • 6

    Medias Raciones
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

MoVida Rustica

By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2009

  • About

A WEDDING IN PRIORAT IS, GENERALLY, A VERY HAPPY OCCASION, WITH NO EXPENSE SPARED TO CELEBRATE THE DAY. THIS OFTEN INVOLVES KILLING A FEW HENS TO FEED THE WEDDING PARTY. AS USUAL IN CATALAN COOKING, NOTHING IS WASTED: EVEN THE UNLAID EGGS INSIDE THE POOR CHICKENS ARE TURNED INTO A FLAN — A FIRM SAVOURY CUSTARD FLAVOURED WITH JUST A SCRAPING OF NUTMEG, SITTING IN A CLEAR LIQUID FLAVOURED WITH SHERRY. THE SECRET TO MAKING THIS CONSOMMÉ AS CLEAR AS WATER IS TO TAKE THE COOKING PROCESS VERY SLOWLY. THIS STOPS THE STOCK DRAWING OUT THE PROTEIN FROM THE CHICKEN. THE ADDITION OF THE POTATO — A PRIORAT TRADITION — ADDS BODY AND AN EARTHY BACKGROUND NOTE TO THE CONSOMMÉ.