Thoughts from the Late-Night Chef..............So, what do you do when you've just come home from watching 'Julie & Julia' (fabulous, by the way) at ten at night, and you're coming down with a bit of a head cold and your beloved (also coming down with what is most likely the same head cold) turns to you and says.....'I'm hungry.' You pause and say, 'I'm hungry, too.' What do you do?
.......You make Oeufs en Cocotte à la Julia! Mostly because it's what you had in the fridge (three eggs, a splash of cream, some leftover gruyère and a handful of parsley, baked gently in ramekins in a water bath in a dutch oven), and because it's the best thing you can eat at ten-thirty at night. We ate them while streaming old episodes online of 'The French Chef' and went to bed with happy bellies.
P.S. - dork that I am, I actually had a Julia dream last night. She turned out to be my real paternal grandmother, and was very wise and raucously funny. Good dream, dorky girl. ;-P