Caramelised Shallot Popovers
Try this quick and easy caramelized shallot popover recipe by Chuck Hughes from Chuck's Day Off.
- 30 minutes
- 60 minutes
- 6 servings
- For the Garnish:
- 3 shallots, minced
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) rosemary, chopped
- 1 cup (250 ml) grated old Cheddar
- Salt and pepper
- For the Popover:
- ¼ cup bacon fat or duck fat, melted
- 2 cups (500 ml) flour
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
- 2 cups (500 ml) milk
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- For the Garnish:
- In a skillet, heat the oil on medium heat and cook the shallots until caramelised, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- For the Popovers:
- Pre-heat oven to 450°F (225°C).
- Place 6 ramekins on a baking tray and put a spoonful of duck fat into each ramekin. Place the tray in the oven and let warm for about 5 minutes so that the fat melts, but doesn’t burn.
- Meanwhile, mix the flour and salt in a bowl. In a saucepan, heat the milk on low heat for about 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs 2-3 minutes until they get very frothy. Slowly add the hot milk and continue to whisk. Stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture stirring the batter just until mixed. Do not over-beat.
- Take the pan out of the oven and pour the batter into each ramekin about ¾ full. Divide the caramelised shallot mixture on top of each popover and cover with rosemary, grated Cheddar cheese and freshly ground pepper. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they start to look crusty and golden brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (180°C). Continue cooking for about 15 minutes. Make a small incision in each popover five minutes before the time is up to release the steam and dry the inside of the popovers. The popovers will be puffy, light and golden brown.
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