Ramekin Recipes
May 16, 2008 6:46 PM   Subscribe

I've been given a set of four Le Creuset Ramekins. Some savoury recipe suggestions please? I don't have much of a sweet tooth.
posted by mattoxic to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
This Mark Bittman recipe for Sweet Corn Flan is simply excellent. I'd classify it as savory, though it definitely has a sweet edge. Best of both worlds, if you ask me.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:08 PM on May 16, 2008

Another Bittman recipe, for crustless quiche, or savory custards. He also has suggestions for variations on the recipe.
posted by needled at 7:14 PM on May 16, 2008

Ratatouille in ramekins is very nice. You start with a little drizzle of olive oil, layer on thin layers of zucchini, onion, eggplant, bell pepper, whatever other veggies you have around, then garlic and a little more olive oil, and roast that in the oven for about 40 minutes.
posted by Jeanne at 7:14 PM on May 16, 2008

Cheesy Potato Spoon Bread from 101 Cookbooks. Individual asparagus souffles or a ramekin-using way of making Roasted Garlic (which I suppose is more of a savory condiment), both from Simply Recipes. Tiny quiches (with or without crusts; many ingredient combinations would work here - onions, ham, any type of cheese, crab, herbs, roasted or fresh tomatoes, etc. Nearly anything you would make in a larger baking dish can be divided among ramekins and baked as individual servings. Great gift, have fun!
posted by jengineer at 7:23 PM on May 16, 2008

Minature Chicken Pot Pies?
posted by mmascolino at 7:29 PM on May 16, 2008

Baked eggs.
posted by chez shoes at 7:50 PM on May 16, 2008

Popovers/individual Yorkshire Puddings.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 9:13 PM on May 16, 2008

Little pies! Beef and guinness, with a nice puff pastry. Or hey, any stew you like, with pastry lids.
posted by robcorr at 9:19 PM on May 16, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks everyone, these all look fantastic.

Much appreciated.
posted by mattoxic at 11:48 PM on May 16, 2008

I have a big Le Creuset and my favorite thing to make in it is No Peep Stew. You can substitute spicy V8 for the Snap-E-Tom. I also add dill, garlic and some Newcastle.

You could make little baby versions. That would be awesome. Invite 3 other people during a cold winter night and serve with good bread a cold crunchy wedge of iceberg salad with croutons and vinaigrette to provide a counterpoint to the stew.

Stew is also good with a dollop of yogurt on top. Or sour cream or creme fraiche if you prefer.

Also good in a bread bowl. I'm thinking sourdough.

Actually, while typing I just realized that this meal I just described is what my mom made me for my 11th birthday.
posted by charlesv at 10:25 AM on May 17, 2008

I made individual spring vegetable pot pies the other day in my own handmade ramekins.

Shallots, asparagus, peas, mushrooms, and potatoes, sauteed, plus a roux poured on top. Topped with a savory pie crust cut into squares and let drape over the edges (poke a hole in the top to vent steam). Very rustic-looking and appealing. And, oh yes, delicious. :)
posted by GardenGal at 6:23 PM on May 17, 2008

French onion soup!
posted by rux at 9:14 PM on May 17, 2008

posted by Claypole at 4:20 AM on May 18, 2008

Response by poster: French onion soup! with a crusty bread topping?
posted by mattoxic at 5:56 AM on May 18, 2008

For a quick and easy entree or light meal, I like this ramekin recipe. I think it's Greek, and I don't remember where I originally found it.

Pour a teaspoon of olive oil into the bottom of the ramekin. Lay a block of feta cheese on the bottom, about a half inch thick and cut to fit the ramekin. (I suppose you could crumble it too.) Crack an egg on top of this. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over the egg, and dust with oregano (fresh if you can get it), some salt, and some hot red pepper flakes. Then put it under the broiler for about 8 minutes or until the egg is cooked to your liking. Serve with crusty bread or crackers. You can put some lemon wedges on the side.
posted by amusebuche at 10:13 PM on May 18, 2008

French onion soup, with a crusty bread top, and melt some cheese over the whole thing.
posted by rux at 10:53 PM on May 19, 2008

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