Green Garlic-Horseradish Flan

By • March 27, 2011 • 10 Comments



Author Notes: The short green garlic season is here and my garden is popping with it! I partnered the mild, tasty green garlic with the bully, horseradish, and blended they produced a flan that is perfect with thinly sliced roast beef (as shown in the pic) or with smoked salmon.dymnyno

Makes 6 ramekins

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour( or Wondra)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons green garlic bulbs, minced
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish, minced(more for very spicy tasting flan)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add flour and mix and add milk to make a bechamel (white sauce). Set aside.
  2. In another saucepan, add the minced garlic and horseradish to the cream and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the horseradish cream to the white sauce and simmer for a few minutes and remove from stove to cool a bit. At this point, taste the mixture and add more horseradish to taste.
  4. Add the egg yolks and whisk together with the mixture.
  5. Pour into ramekins. Put the ramekins in a large pan and fill with water to reach half way up the sides of the ramekins.
  6. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until set. Cool and sprinkle sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  7. I composed an arrangement of lettuce, thinly sliced rare roast beef, and drizzled olive oil and sprinkled sea salt and black pepper over the composition. (thinly sliced smoked salmon is also great).

Tags: Appetizers, Flan, green garlic, horseradish, savory

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over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

Flan- how beautiful. know what i imagined would be fun next time you serve it for a seated dinner? wrap the flan's sides and top in thin thin slices of roast beef(meat slicer/store deli), and have the guests cut into it and be surprised! and after that first few minutes of oohing and ahing- pass a platter of your sliced roasted beef to complete the serving.yummo!
best,
mindy
p.s. i wonder if you could slide out a chilled flan onto a square of 4 buttered filo layers, wrap and bake it (only takes 20 minutes or so to brown and crisp) and serve it- without the flan getting overcooked/rubbery? See how you inspire us, dy?!

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over 2 years ago dymnyno

Thanks,Le Bec Fin! I love how you always take my recipes to the next level.

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over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

couldn't have the ideas w/o your briliant recipe to inspire! had another 'wrapping/presentation' thought. steam or braise very mild allium greens , overlap them, wrapping around the flan>> aiming again for the surprise element!

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over 3 years ago lapadia

What!!!!!!!! an idea, love it!!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Just beautiful!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What a great idea--lovely!

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over 3 years ago Lizthechef

Looks like a winner - wonderful flavors. Go, green garlic!

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love this, Mary!! What a great idea!

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

wow - what a great idea! love the savory flan.

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh - nicely done Mary - yum!!! Sounds absolutley delicious