Salty-Sweet Potato Far

Salty-Sweet Potato Far

Happy French Friday!  This week’s French Friday’s with Dorie recipe generated quite a bit of spirited discussion and apprehension.  A look at the ingredient list might give you a clue why:

  • bacon (we’re off to a good start!)
  • flour, whole milk, eggs (to make a crepe-like batter)
  • grated potatoes
  • prunes (huh?)
  • raisins (hmm…)
  • butter

This side dish is a savory version of a classic French dessert, Far Breton.  The problem is, I have never had Far Breton, so I had no idea what to expect.  I think the whole problem us Doristas had was one of expectations.  When you don’t know what to expect, it’s hard to imagine something good with the ingredients listed above.

Potato Far

So, with trepidation, I made Salty-Sweet Potato Far.  While I had no idea what to expect, the end resulted turned out nothing like I had imagined.  It was good!  My husband liked it too!  In his words, “We have had far worse French Fridays dishes than this”.

Far served with Sausage

To enjoy this savory far, you need to think of it more as a moist bread than a potato dish.  A moist bread studded with yummy bits of bacon, and sweet bits of raisins and prunes.  I can picture this as part of a brunch, served alongside an egg dish and fruit.

Want to know what the other French Fridays with Dorie participants thought of Salty-Sweet Potato Far?  Check out the results here.

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10 responses to “Salty-Sweet Potato Far

  1. I’m happy to hear that someone enjoyed this one. I tried so hard to like it, but just couldn’t get excited. I found that I couldn’t really taste the bacon, maybe that’s why I was disappointed… Have a happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Had to laugh – “We have had far worse French Fridays dishes than this”.
    Wow, really? Interesting how we’re all so different. I didn’t think this was bad but I don’t think it worked at all. Glad there was ONE “liker” in this group this week!

  3. Great that positive thoughts are coming from your family on this!
    I dunked one of my minis into my coffee at work today! hahaha Mine weren’t moist at all!

  4. Well Karen, its you and Tricia for thumbs up. Even if you are the minority you’re in good company! I like Bobby’s comment. Sounds like something Gary would say about some of our recipes!

  5. Glad to hear someone had a positive experience with this :-)
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Your husbands comment had me laughing too! We have had worse FF dishes…at least you didn’t hate it! It actually looks pretty good!
    Wishing you and your family a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Glad you liked it! I thought it was OK, but rather bland.

  8. Your hubby’s comment was PRICELESS. Thanks so much for sharing that and giving me such a good laugh. I do think that your remarks on expectations also nailed this week’s recipe- in addition to being true overall. I had no idea what to expect (granted, there was a fair vote ahead of time that is was not going to be positive….) but the taste really did surprise me in a good way. So glad at least ONE other Dorista had a positive response !! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours ~

  9. Amy

    Ha! (The hubby comment! Ha ha! Now mine is trying to recollect the “bad ones” – he seems to agree.)

  10. Teresa

    You and Tricia seem to be alone on this one this week! I thought it was okay, but I don’t think I’ll be making it again.

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