Such a simple, quick, few ingredients needed dish, it has to be a winner. It's basically an apple (or pear) omelet! Full of nourishing ingredients, a Matafan was a traditional 'casse-croute' (snack) that farmers , in this alpine region known for it's apples and pears, would take out the fields with them. Mine came out a little soft in the center and the under side was a tad well done but it tasted like a dream. I finished it off under the grill but next time I think I will flip the whole thing over and cook it on a lower heat to make sure it has ample time to cook all the way through.
6 apples (or pears)
Mix together the flour, sugar, and eggs.
Peel and cut the apples into thin slices.
Combine the flour mixure, butter and eggs and cook on the stove top in a heated, greased pan until set (about 20-30 mins)
* flip it over half way through cooking!!
Comprising of quite a few more ingredients than the Matafan, this Lat Mannsbrod (Lazy Man's Bread) is surprisingly quick and easy to make, and it keeps for days. With a little homemade jam it makes for a delicious hearty breakfast or after school snack.
We rounded off the 'gourmand' weekend with a visit to a local sheep/agricultural festival, where I exercised much restraint by not purchasing any animals!! Instead I spent my euros on delicious "Boungettes" - potato cakes!
|30th foire aux mouton, Servoz|
I'll share it (the recipe at least) when I've perfected it to my liking!