Friday, October 21, 2011

FFWD Pissaladiere

Delicious Pissaladiere----minus anchovies 
This week I felt like I lived in the nursery rhyme Jack Sprat. Except my husband was Jack and he could eat no onions...and I could eat no anchovies! But together we could lick the platter clean. Well, kind of!
This turned out to be a great pick for my friday! We had guests coming to visit and they were arriving on Thursday late afternoon. Wednesday night I made my dough. I doubled it because there was no way my husband was going to eat anything covered with onions. Therefore, I decided to make one Pissaladiere and one Margherita Pizza. I put the dough in the refrigerator overnight, made the onions the next day and just covered them until I was ready to use them. I love caramelized onions but, I'm not crazy (that's an understatement) for anchovies. I bought two cans but opted not to add them to my onions. I used them only for the topping. This was the only change I made to the recipe. I knew I would love everything else about this dish. I was right! This Pissaladiere was scrumptious however, I did pick the anchovies off as did my guests! My Margherita Pizza was also a hit. I loosely followed a recipe I found on the Splendid Table. You can find it here. This one was so fresh tasting being made with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. Drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with a bit of sea salt it was wonderful! Both of these Pizzas were wonderful and I would definitely make them again. I'm thinking the Pissaladiere would make a great appetizer during the holidays. So both of these get a thumbs up!
You can find the recipe for the Pissaladiere here. You can also find it in Dorie Greenspans cookbook "Around My French Table". See what other FFWD participants did here.


Slicing onions

Caramelizing onions 

Dough after sitting in fridge all night

Margherita Pizza

This was so yummy! Wasn't able to get a picture before we jumped in.
Dough spread with onions
Out of the oven just to put on the anchovies and olives...then back into oven

This was so good...next time no anchovies and maybe sausage or mushrooms...maybe both!

19 comments:

  1. Ah, at least you tried to work the anchovies in :-)
    Sounds like you had fun with it - both ways.
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. Very nice looking "pizzas"! You were more brave them me!

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  3. They both look delicious! We picked the anchovies off our pissaladiere too, although I didn't mind having them mixed in with the onions (I didn't tell my husband they were there).

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  4. This looks really amazing, and really impressed you did pissaladieres with guests! I think the Margherita looks especially great, but I couldn't put the anchovies on mine - my spouse would have had a fit!
    Happy French Friday!

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  5. Impressed that you made both pizzas! Great post!

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  6. Kathy, I would really LOVE to have some of that margherita pizza! It looks fabulous! Your pissaladiere looks pretty great too. I bet your guests just loved both of these.

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  7. Kathi-Love the French Pizzas you made...can't even go there, to spell the name in French!

    The dough looks incredible, and I do love the caramelized onions, and the anchovies, as well.
    You were a "good sport" to add them on the top just for "show." I would have gobbled up the entire thing...ha, ha!

    So nice that you actually make all the delicious things, away from home, while on vacation!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xoxo

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  8. Margherita is my favorite pizza...love it! And your assigned "pizza" is also very good looking. I'm not an anchovies girl, but I'm guessing your guests enjoyed them all. Good to see that the dough works well after a night of refrigeration.

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  9. Both pizzas look great! I bet your guests loved having more than one to try. I also like that you can do some of the prep for the pissaladière ahead. It makes it so much more doable.

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  10. Your pizzas look wonderful, Kathy. I had to laugh - most times when I really enjoy a dish I dig in and forget all about pictures until after I'm halfway done with the meal. Glad you gave it a try with the anchovies, even if they got picked off in the end ;)

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  11. How thoughtful of you to make a pizza that your husband would eat! The things we do for love (and peace at home). Both of the pizzas look delicious.

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  12. They both look great! and so does the cauliflower tart.

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  13. They both look great! I worked the anchovies in with the onions, but left of the criss-crossed ones (I used sundried tomatoes for that). You really couldn't taste the anchovies in the onions; they just gave the dish a nice saltiness.

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  14. They look wonderful...both versions. He won't eat onions? Oh, my...when I saw this recipe I knew I would make it (still have to do that) with onions and black olives, Mr. Anchovy and his friends will not be invited, I'm afraid. Yours all looks so delicious (I am ignoring the anchovy people on that one, of course...lol!)

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  15. Both dishes look amazing - but I would steal the magherita pizza first ;)

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  16. Yes, our husbands are SO alike!!! Mine would love your pizza Margherita...mmmmmm.

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  17. Your margherita pizza looks delicious! I probably should have made two versions too!

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  18. How fun (and lucky :) for your friends to visit. I just love that you ALL picked off the anchovies - that's when you know they are GREAT friends. Your margherita version looks as amazing as your lovely Dorie version. Now I really want to play around with this recipe. Nana knocked it out this week but we agreed to revisit the recipe together when we go up to Vt for Thanksgiving. It is a good kind of wine and munchie looking recipe. Sans the fish....

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  19. Both turned out great!! No whole anchovies at my house either. Have a great week, I am looking forward to our next recipe Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good :)

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