Cheesy Crème Brûlée + Chicken Breasts Diable

Cheesy Creme Brulee

Cheesy Crème Brûlée

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was a tasty appetizer called Cheesy Crème Brûlée.  It really is just like the dessert Crème Brûlée, except instead of being flavored with sugar and vanilla, it is flavored with cheese!

These are very simple to make.  First, grated cheddar cheese is placed in the bottom of buttered ramekins.  Then a simple custard made from cream, whole milk, and egg yolks is poured over the top.  A slow bake makes them nice and custardy.  When ready to eat, I sprinkled finely grated Parmesan cheese over the top of each custard and ran them under the broiler.

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I really liked these!  They kind of tasted like home made macaroni and cheese without the noodles.  Rich and creamy, it went well with a salad.  I’m sure it would be good with crusty bread, too.

Chicken Breasts Diable

Chicken Breasts Diable

Last’s week’s FFWD recipe was an elegant weeknight dish called Chicken Breasts Diable.  “Diable” is French for “devil”, and most dishes containing mustard are given this title.

This dish is essentially a sauteed chicken breast enhanced with a lovely pan sauce made from shallots, Dijon mustard, a bit of white wine, and cream.

Chicken Diable

This one was a big hit with us!  I loved the flavor of the sauce with the chicken, and it went very well with the broccoli I served as a side dish.

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12 responses to “Cheesy Crème Brûlée + Chicken Breasts Diable

  1. The Cheesy Creme Brulee was a favorite at my house. I am glad you enjoyed it. Hope you have a nice weekend:-)

  2. Nana

    I agree, salad is perfect for this dish. Your Chicken Breasts Diable looks
    delicious, we loved both of these recipes.

  3. Mmm, mac & cheese without the noodles – nice way to put it! This recipe just made me so happy. And your chicken diable looks delightful! Both of these dishes turned out so nicely for you!

  4. Yummo – I love the look of your chicken diable, and I really enjoyed that dish. Your brulee looks pretty, but it really didn’t do much for me.

  5. Both of these dishes were winners in my book!
    Your picture of the brulee is so pretty with the vibrant green background.

  6. teaandscones

    I completely forgot about the Cheese Brulee but I have yet to see a bad review so I will make them!! And the chicken, especially the sauce, was soooo goood. Yours look perfect!!!

  7. Someone else described the creme brulee as a custardy grilled cheese, which I agreed with, but I actually like your description of mac & cheese without noodles even better. We enjoyed it too. Also enjoyed the chicken. I am in love with the sauce. In fact, I made the sauce again and pan-fried pork tenderloin medallions like we did for the orange pork a few weeks ago and topped them with the mustard sauce. It was great!

  8. Teresa

    I thought both these recipes were winners. Glad you didn’t skip the chicken – it’s so good!

  9. I preferred the classic brulee, but we enjoyed the cheesy version, and I haven’t posted my chicken yet. Hopefully this week. Loved the sauce! Both of your dishes look perfect. Glad you enjoyed them both!

  10. We missed out on the Cheesy Creme Brulee but loved the Chicken – yours looks great!

  11. What beautiful photos of both dishes! I am so far behind on my FFwD dishes that I shouldn’t pretend that I can catch up, but this would make such a great meal.

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