Erina from Shut Up and Cook, The Attainable Gourmet is here today to share a classic. Now, this recipe isn’t necessarily thought of as the lightest but it is surprisingly is ONLY 4 Weight Watchers Point Plus Per Popover!
Plus, it’s one every home cook should have in their back pocket. Sometimes there is nothing more than you really need than a really, really, amazing Popover.
The Attainable Gourmet is just that. Erina effortlessly delivers gourmet meals that can be made by the everyday cook at home and is always sure to infuse some humor, a great story and a bit of sass.
Having recently been crowned the Winner of a soon to be released online cooking competition show hosted by a Top Chef Master, she is the quite the force herself.
And, she is always in the back of mind reminding me that when things get stressful, or weird, or totally out-of-whack, just Shut Up and Cook! I love her for that 🙂
It is an absolute honor to be a guest this week on Everyday Maven. Simply put, Alyssa is a force. I adore her fierce honesty, her wicked humor, and of course, her brilliant recipes and commitment to sharing not only delicious but healthy, foods. And without further ado, and in honor of Alyssa’s East Coast roots, I bring you…
As a born and raised East Coast gal I love nothing better than the perfect popover; a delightful combination of eggs, milk, flour, salt, and just a touch of butter that seem to magically transform into golden, puffed pillows that are crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside.
They seem to be a bit of a regional cuisine however, as here in Seattle they are nearly impossible to come by. If this is the first you’ve heard of them, don’t be intimidated. This recipe is nearly foolproof and guaranteed to impress.
Not only do these popovers make you feel like a Master Chef as you pull them out of the oven (looking to the left and preening to the right to make sure someone is noticing your brilliance), they are a perfect addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Be it morning, noon, or night once you’ve discovered these little beauties you are sure to fall in love.
Thank You and hope to see you over at The Attainable Gourmet!
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- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup non-fat milk
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Whisk the eggs and milk in a large bowl until well combined and slightly foamy, about 25 seconds.
- In a smaller bowl whisk the flour and salt until combined and then add to the egg mixture stirring with a wooden spoon just until the flour is incorporated. The batter should still be lumpy.
- Add the melted butter and vigorously whisk until the batter is bubbly and totally smooth about 40 seconds.
- Let batter rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, measure 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil into each cup of the popover pan. (If you’re using a muffin tin this recipes makes 10, and you will need a bit more extra oil to grease the muffin tins.)
- Adjust rack to lowest position, place the popover pan in the oven, and preheat to 450 degrees. Don’t worry if the oil smokes a little; you want it to be incredibly hot to get the greatest “pop” from your popover.
- After the batter has rested transfer it into a container with a spout (a 4-cup glass measuring cup works well).
- Remove the pan from the oven and working as fast as possible distribute the batter evenly among the cups.
- Return the pan to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. IMPORTANT – Resist the temptation to open the oven and check on them. If you do this, they will fall. Satisfy yourself with pressing your nose up against the glass and peering in that way.
- Lower the heat to 350 degrees (still not opening the door), and bake until golden brown all over, 15-18 minutes more.
- Cool on a wire rack for 1-2 minutes, making a slit with a sharp knife in the bottom of each to release the steam. Serve immediately. If there are leftovers (ha!), re-crisp in a 450 degree oven for 2-4 minutes when ready to enjoy.