Time for French Fridays with Dorie! This is our second week cooking and baking through Dorie's Around My French Table and our dish this week is Gerard's Mustard Tart. Dorie says in her book that mustard in France is like ketchup here -- a favorite condiment, always available along side salt and pepper. That was a new bit of food trivia for me, I had no idea mustard was so popular there.
Often on this blog I write about a recipe and mention that picky husband "wouldn't try it" or "had one tiny bite and that was it" well, today is my turn to be picky. Yep, I get the picky pants award for the night, but I can't be too down on myself because I did make this and did try it, even though this tart combines my "don't like list" almost perfectly. There are only a few foods I don't like, these things are: eggs, mustard, black pepper, and onions. I have not liked them all since I was a child, and have tried them at different points through the years, hoping my taste buds have matured and I will find a new love (or tolerance) of these ingredients to no avail. Tonight was a night of trying again, with no success. Picky husband said the only thing missing was onions for it to have all of my "don't like list."
I had a nice time putting this tart together, the delicate placing of the veggies on top, etc. It was a fun recipe to try even if it wasn't my cup of tea. My husband had a small piece and said it tasted really good but the texture wasn't his favorite, although he would eat the rest of it. My older two children didn't want to try it, but my youngest little guy liked it and had two tiny slices. I am so proud of that guy, no picky palate there :)