Tuesday, January 04, 2011

"In Fall"

© Leigh Viner 2011

Etsy

Here is the first new illustration of the year. It is actually a last minute drawing that I did this afternoon. I was working on another one but the direction it was heading was not feeling right, so best to start over ..

Hope your day is going well, I have been sitting here de stressing already into the new year and craving some homemade bistro french fries, saw a few weeks ago in Saveur Magazine. Thinking I will make some this week, a good excuse to dip them in mayo or ranch, yes! Simple is good.



Bistro Pommes Frites

7 cups duck fat
3 cups canola oil
4 large russet potatoes, cut
lengthwise into 1⁄4"-thick batons
Kosher salt, to taste

1. Heat duck fat and oil in a 6-qt. dutch oven over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 325°. Working in small batches, add potatoes and cook, turning occasionally and maintaining a temperature of 300° (the temperature will drop when you add the potatoes), until pale and tender, 5–6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fries to a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Remove pot from heat and refrigerate fries for
1 hour.

2. Return oil to medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer reads 400°. Working in small batches, add chilled fries to oil and cook, turning occasionally and maintaining a temperature of 375°, until golden brown and crisp, 1–2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fries to a rack set over a baking sheet; season with salt. Serve hot.

SERVES 4

*Art inspired by a Mullberry 2010 ad.


9 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Gorgeous print! I cannot believe you did this in one day. And after a do-over also. I was so anxious to see it after your Twitter comment. Incredible!

And those fries look amazing. Did you know I eat fries at least once a week? It's an addiction.

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

LOVE the new print!! I love the black and white with the bold eye!!! Going on my list of prints I need to buy haha

Michelle Elaine said...

its evening and all i want now are a huge hearty helping of pomme frites, maybe with some cheese too and a couple beers

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Dibakar Sarkar said...

Delicious!

Illustrate Kate said...

Hi Leigh, stunning illustration! I absolutely adore your work :)

Kate

SOFIA said...

lovely!))

ola appletea said...

I really love your works!!! THis one is great!

What are you using in producing such a great portraits?

Andy King said...

I love your work and your blog. I am so glad to have stumbled on it today.

Carly said...

This is just gorgeous.
x

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