Green Garlic-Horseradish Flan

March 27, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Makes 6 ramekins
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

What You'll Need
  • 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).

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10 Reviews

LeBec F. April 19, 2012
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!
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?!
dymnyno April 19, 2012
Thanks,Le Bec Fin! I love how you always take my recipes to the next level.
LeBec F. April 22, 2012
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!
lapadia March 29, 2011
What!!!!!!!! an idea, love it!!
Sagegreen March 28, 2011
Just beautiful!
drbabs March 27, 2011
What a great idea--lovely!
Lizthechef March 27, 2011
Looks like a winner - wonderful flavors. Go, green garlic!
TheWimpyVegetarian March 27, 2011
I love this, Mary!! What a great idea!
hardlikearmour March 27, 2011
wow - what a great idea! love the savory flan.
aargersi March 27, 2011
Oh - nicely done Mary - yum!!! Sounds absolutley delicious