I made some of my favorite Luxembourg recipes last night for dinner, starting with Bouneschlupp, a green bean soup that incorporates green beans (obviously), carrots, shallots, potatoes, garlic, bacon, bratwurst, sour cream and some more bacon — you can never go wrong with having too much bacon. As a side dish, I fried several servings of potato pancakes topped with sour cream and organic apple sauce. To wash it all down, I bought a large bottle of Double IPA, which, at least to my knowledge, has no cultural connection to the Grand Duchy, but please correct me if I’m wrong.
For dessert, I tried something new. Apparently Luxembourgers like plum tarts, also called quetsche tort. Using a super easy Barefoot Contessa recipe, I baked this:
Sarah and I ate HALF of it.
But it’s OK; it’s mostly fruit. Well, that and one and a half sticks of butter and some other not-so-healthy baking ingredients. So what, who cares?! It’s delectable.