Thursday, September 29, 2011

Recipe Fail–P.F. Chang’s Win

Last night I worked on a new recipe that I was really excited to share with you: Shredded Brussel Sprouts with smoked bacon and caramelized onion. I even documented each step and wrote down the measurements.

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But mid way through, I made a terrible mistake. I needed to let the bacon crisp a bit before adding in the shredded sprouts. But I was chatting with Parrish and buzzing around the kitchen and just…forgot.

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And so when I added the sprouts I instantly knew. It made the layer too thick, and some of the bacon couldn’t sit on the bottom of the pan. So after about 10 minutes of cooking, some of the dish was burnt and the top was raw. Raw bacon = no bueno

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So we moved on to Plan B.

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or should I say plan P.F.

Luckily (or unluckily?) we live within five minutes of a P.F. Chang’s, so Parrish made the decision within seconds of me standing over the frying pan declaring “I don’t know what to do”. He’s smart like that!

And I’m actually convinced that it was meant to be, because P.F. threw in a free order of gluten free lettuce wraps…

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just because they’re sweeties like that!

But you know what was NOT meant to be? Leaving the burnt brussels in the frying pan…on the stove….out overnight. We woke up this morning to an INCREDIBLY stinky kitchen and living room.

Pee-You.

I will try this recipe again! I am determined. And hey, if I fail there’s always plan B. Winking smile

Plus this isn’t the first time we’ve had to resort to plan B! Remember this recipe fail? Eesh.

Have you ever had a recipe fail? What’s your plan B?