Ever followed a recipe that sounded so strange, so impossible, you didn't see how it would work? But it was so mesmerizing, you did it anyway?
I tried this recipe for baked onion-cheese-toast over two years ago, and it was so weird, I followed it to the letter. Out of fear.
And it came out great.
So yesterday I attempted a re-creation of this unlikely concoction, without a recipe (we had used a library book the first time), and it came out great!
The secret is just understanding, and trusting, your food. You commit a few simple, heretofore-unknown, exercises, trusting in your food guru (Lidia Bastianich, in this case). Then, more than two years later, you figure you can pretty much remember, rethink, redo. And you do.
No bragging here, actually. It's really easy. I'm just so glad I lodged this dish in memory, and dared to try it again without the cookbook.
If you try this technique only once, you will probably remember it years later.
And you really ought to thank me. Because this is not a recipe blog.
Oh. This wasn't really a recipe, was it?