Visions of sweet potatoes and prunes were dancing in my head through the build up to this recipe…one of the many reasons I’m not thrilled with this riff on the classic Far Breton. Note the punctuation: it’s “salty-sweet potato” not “sweet potato”…disappointing…anyhoo…this custardy “cake” was kinda an unsweetened clafouti, complete with studs of bacon (ok), prunes (?), and raisins (eew). Knowing there was over a pound of grated potatoes sogging away in there did nothing to enhance my enthusiasm. I’m left with a craving for crispy latkes and crispy bacon, which just seems wrong. Let’s just say, you’ve been warned.
Recipe for Salty-Sweet Potato Far, p. 359, from Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan. Get the book, cook with us, and join the fun at French Fridays with Dorie!