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Friday, 5 June 2015

VEGETABLE CLAFOUTIS (Clafoutis de légumes)

(Clafoutis de légumes)

Perfect Sunday dinner this one. You know "THE SUNDAY NIGHT" (it could be a film maybe don't you think so?). When you come back from wherever-it-was : a little bit exhausted by the traffic, a little bit exhausted by the day, a little bit exhausted by the children (your friends, family, mother-in law, you choose) or simply a little bit exhausted full stop... Then you have to prepare something to.... eat for your family and you don't want to do it. The restaurant ? You already been at lunchtime... A salad or nothing ? Your children are terribly hunnnnngry. Ok, ok, ok. Please find the vegetable clafoutis. You have nothing to do at all. Ok, open a pack of vegetables and mix it with eggs. Are you looking for the meaty side : add some ham to the preparation. Your children will be satisfied and you will finally have your salad to accompany it....Blessing!

Wine pairing : Cabernet de Saumur (Rosé) from the Loire Valley.

A quick glance in your kitchen...

In your fridge
Activia yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
Ham (optional)
Fresh basil leaves

In your cupboard
Echalion shallots

In your freezer
A mix of ready made vegetables in pouch

Serves 4
400g 14 oz of frozen vegetables (haricots, carrots, garden peas, broccoli, etc...)
3 eggs
100g 3,5 oz of Activia yogurt (or Greek yogurt)
40g 1,41 oz of flour sifted
2 echalion shallots finely shopped
1 handful of fresh basil leaves finely shopped
* You can add 200g 7 oz of ham to the preparation if you wish.

Preheat your oven to 180.
In a pan, fry the vegetables with the shallots for 5 minutes.
In a little bowl, mix the eggs with the yogurt and the flour.
Add the vegetables with the fresh basil to the eggs preparation and combine thoroughly.
Line a rectangular tin with baking paper.
Pour the preparation in.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Serve with a green salad.
Dressing ideas (HERE)


  1. Ah, le fameux terrible dilemme du dimanche soir !!! Je te pique l'idée, j'en aurais sûrement besoin . . . Bonne fin de week end !!!

  2. Ravie que tu apprécies. Mes amies viennent toujours vers moi pour « les idées du dimanche soir»… Bon week-end aussi. ;)