So, this week came I came dangerously close to a Friday fail! I had the best of intentions. I went to the farmer’s market last Saturday, and I bought fresh peppers. I got different colors and everything! Perhaps I shouldn’t have waited until the last minute to do everything, but I was planning on serving the peppers with pasta last night for dinner.
My problems this were totally my fault. I was in a rush (and I don’t know why, since the peppers had to roast for an hour!), and I didn’t read the recipe all the way through. Instead of roasting the peppers whole, I sliced them first. I didn’t even realize m mistake until I went to reread the recipe before taking off the skins. Instead of having 5 peppers to work with, I only had about one slice from each pepper that wasn’t completely hardened! This obviously wasn’t going to work for dinner. I put the peppers in a ramekin, added some Provence herbs and olive oil. I put it in the fridge overnight while I debated what to do.
This week I went to see The 100Foot Journey, and this morning inspiration struck … I made a roasted pepper and goat cheese omelet! I had just enough peppers for my breakfast. As I made everything I imagined myself in France, and it was all wonderful. The omelet was delicious … as were the peppers. Lesson learned though (for the 100th time), read the recipe the whole way through before you make the dish!
*What is French Fridays with Dorie? An online cooking group dedicated to working our way through Dorie Greenspan’s newest book, Around My French Table. We try a new recipe each week and post about it on Fridays. If you’re interested you can pick up a copy of the book and follow along with us here.