Pam Anderson’s Coq Au Vin Blanc
Ahhhh, the Big Summer Potluck – I still have such great memories and warm, fuzzy feelings when I think about it. And it helps that I have some great physical reminders of that day like Trongs and Pam Anderson’s new cookbook, Perfect One-Dish Dinners.
I finally tried one of the beautiful recipes from this book back on August 22nd. I point that date out specifically so that one does not think perhaps this is a Three Many Cooks tribute/rip-off blog. You see, I tried out my trongs the first time right around the same time Maggy blogged about them and then two days after I tried Pam’s Coq Au Vin Blanc, Maggy blogged about that too. Sorry, Maggy, I swear I’m not stalking you!
Here’s some of the ingredients and it occurs to me I didn’t photograph the potatoes. I LOVE these potatoes. They are locally grown and I haven’t been able to find them the last few years so I bought two bags the other day. Mmmmm, local, flavorful potato goodness!
I really didn’t change much about this recipe as I actually planned and shopped accordingly for a change. The only change I made was with the onions. I could not (and pretty much can never) find frozen pearl onions without cream sauce. So, instead of browning them at the beginning, I tossed them in at the same time as the wine and broth.
This smelled wonderful while it was cooking and I liked the subtle flavor of the tarragon – there is something about tarragon that just tastes, I don’t know, professional?? It seems maybe home cooks don’t use it very often so when I do taste it, I think restaurant and in a good way! Let’s all start using more tarragon, mmkay? Kay!
We loved the creamy, flavorful sauce and I loved the easy “one-dish” clean up. My husband’s only complaint? That I didn’t serve some great crusty bread to go with it to sop up all that lovely sauce! The good news is that all of these recipes serve at least six so I had plenty of leftovers to freeze. I promise crusty bread to go with it next time!