What else can I make in an oven/broiler safe French onion soup crock?
January 13, 2014 12:17 PM   Subscribe

What else can I make in an oven/broiler safe French onion soup crock (pretty much exactly like this one)?

I am not really looking for things I can SERVE in such crocks (i.e., chili), although if you have suggestions for dishes that can be punched up by broiled cheese or crouton or just a crispy top, please share.

Ideas I've had:

- individual pot pies (top crust only)
- individual shepherd's pies
- individual fruit crisp/crumbles (although 10 oz is kind of too large for an individual dessert, however wholesome)
- individual servings of mac and cheese (with super-crunchy bread crumbs on top)

Otherwise, I'm stumped, and I'm finding other ideas to be completely un-Googleable. Help!
posted by Knicke to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Any casserole could be adapted to single serving portions in your crocks.
posted by cecic at 12:22 PM on January 13, 2014

Egg dishes, like a strata or veggie-heavy frittata.
posted by payoto at 12:36 PM on January 13, 2014

Tomato cobbler, with or without the biscuits described. I made this without biscuits the other night (even though it's hardly tomato season) and it was highly praised.

In fact, I would probably make individual vegetable gratins generally. Mushrooms and artichoke, bell pepper and onion, etc.
posted by Frowner at 12:42 PM on January 13, 2014

My Mom used to make individual chicken pot pies in those. They're great, because the crust stays around the edge as you eat and doesn't fall into the sauce and get soggy like with a bigger pie.
posted by xingcat at 12:44 PM on January 13, 2014

Tiny bread puddings. Tiny dishes of scalloped potatoes. Tiny heaps of either spinach of hash browns, topped with an egg and a grating of sharp cheese, then broiled 'til bubbly. Basically ANY comfort food would be even BETTER in those - more of the dish is touching the food, which means more crispy browned bits!
posted by julthumbscrew at 12:47 PM on January 13, 2014 [1 favorite]

Hassleback Potato Gratin, likely one potato per.
posted by bonehead at 1:05 PM on January 13, 2014

Baked eggs

Individual pies sweet or savory.

Individual mac & cheese.
posted by wwax at 1:24 PM on January 13, 2014 [1 favorite]

A fantastic cafe near me serves their amazing herb baked eggs in these! Here's a recipe.
posted by Requiax at 1:33 PM on January 13, 2014

posted by telegraph at 2:03 PM on January 13, 2014

Soup en croute (second photo) -- any lovely soup with either puff pastry or regular pie crust laid across the top, sealed, and baked.

Hachis Parmentier -- a French shepherd's pie-ish dish. Rich mixture of minced beef, onion, garlic and other seasonings, topped with mashed potatoes (and sometimes cheese on top of that). I haven't tried this example recipe.
posted by wryly at 2:08 PM on January 13, 2014

posted by lollusc at 2:54 PM on January 13, 2014

I haven't tried making them myself yet, but how about popovers?
posted by jsmith77 at 4:58 PM on January 13, 2014

Bacon & Black Truffle Macaroni & Cheese. This recipe calls for it to be made in individual ramekins. This is super delicious and also very rich so serve it with bitter greens and a nice red wine.

I can't get a link to this recipe, but Mark Bittman has a great recipe for Chicken B'Stilla, which is a Moroccan chicken pie made with phyllo. He has you do it as one big pie, but I'm sure it could be adapted to smaller ones. It's really unusual, not like the chicken pies I'm accustomed to from my Western European heritage. And it is awesomely good. The only recipe I could find on line for individual b'stillas is wayyyyy more labor intensive than the recipe in his book How To Cook Everything.
posted by janey47 at 5:17 PM on January 13, 2014

Poached pears baked in custard -- artichoke/spinach dip -- fruit "pie" with just a top crust -- individual casseroles with biscuits baked on top?
posted by kmennie at 6:40 PM on January 13, 2014

Individual buffalo chicken dip. Om nom nom nom
posted by JimBJ9 at 8:50 PM on January 13, 2014

As much as I don't like the woman, Paula Deen's Tastes Like Lasagna Soup is to die for, and calls for broiling some shredded mozzarella as a finishing touch. Your crock would be perfect for this.
posted by kuanes at 7:05 AM on January 14, 2014

The concept isn't very different from "individual pot pies," but here's a delicious looking recipe for pancetta, white bean, and chard pot pies that calls for individual soup crocks.
posted by Juliet Banana at 9:40 AM on January 14, 2014

Gravche Tavche is Macedonia's version of Balkan baked beans, always baked and served in a ceramic crock. Serve it with some good french bread or ciabbatta.
posted by zaelic at 9:49 AM on January 14, 2014

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