My daughter and I were watching Emeril last night – talk about your regular, most beloved family traditions. At least one of my girls and I watch the food network every night. Stephany loves Emeril, Rachael, Paula’s Party, and Jamie Oliver. Brittany loves Alton, Ace of Cakes, and the Food Network Challenge episodes. Me? Love ’em all!
The episode was centered around Soul Food, which is about as good as it gets. I think of Soul Fool as Southern Cooking with Zest….. So, how can it NOT be perfection waiting to be devoured? The food in this episode was called “Elegant Soul Food,” so I guess it was Soul Food in a tux. I’m so there! Emeril and his guest made a Sweet Potato Pecan Tart with Cream Anglaise and Chocolate Sauce. One of my husband’s favorite pies is the Sweet Potato pie, so when they were plating the heavenly-looking dessert, I told Steph, “Your father would die if he saw that…” Since her response was, “I’m dying enough for both of us…” I get the impression I’ll be making this pretty soon!
Click the link above to check out the recipe. After you’ve printed it out, scroll down for the other foods featured on that episode: Chef Bernard’s Crawfish and Jalapeno Cornbread (!!!), Pan-roasted Pork Chops with Sauteed Cabbage and a Shrimp, Crabmeat and Mirliton Dressing, and Pan-Fried Cornmeal Crusted Trout with Succotash and Mixed Baby Greens with a Buttermilk and Lemon Dressing.