The other day I thought I was just going through the usual morning routine, not knowing a suprise was coming as I sat down at our breakfast table. After my brain finished booting up, I rubbed my eyes after noticing our breakfast was so much kawaii (prettier) than usual.
Garando: "ooooh... what's thaaaaaat? (with a yawn)"
Garandee: "JANSSON's TEMPTATION!! ...and my pandesal."
Garando: "Johnson's what?"
Jannson's Temptation. According to Garandee it's a Swedish recipe that's very popular in Finland. But what's interesting is that she was more excited to tell me about the legend of the dish than have me eat it already. So I had to put my fork down and gave a listen...
Garandee: "Once upon a time, there was a monk who was vegetarian..."
Garando: "I bet his name was Father Jansson. Now can I..."
Garandee: "Don't interrupt me! So... he made this gratin dish made of onion, potato, milk, and cream. But still something was missing, so he could no longer resist the temptation to add the final secret ingredient that will make this dish ICHIBAN (No.1)!!"
Garando: "so... what was the ultimate temptation?"
Garando: "ooohh... well better that than Angelina Jolie or else he'll be in much bigger trouble."
Garandee: "Hai! Douzo!! (help yourself!)"
a closer look...
I finally got to try it and it was AWESOME! One of the best gratins I've ever had. Creamy, yet the potatoes were firm and chewy adding some variety to the texture. Then the salty anchovies were spot-on, like bago-ong on your Kare-kare!
It's perfect with Garandee's homemade pandesal!
Garando: "Thank you, darling! That was mucho excellente!!"
Garandee: "Welcome! Next time I will make GARANDO's TEMPTATION!!"
Garando: "Oh really?? Wow, I'm flattered! so what's the secret ingredient for that?"
Garandee: "... NATTO!!!"