Braised Provencale Short Ribs with Creme Fraiche Mashed Potatoes

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By Nancy Buchanan

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13/10/2010

by Nancy Buchanan on October 13, 2010

As the days grow shorter and the weather grows cooler heartier dishes start making their appearance on menus around the country and my menus are no different. I am a huge fan of braised dishes – especially  those featuring short ribs. Over the past couple of years this humble cut has gained in popularity as more and more chefs ,in  search of lower priced cuts, rediscovered their meaty and satisfyingly beefy taste. Not only are they delicious, but they are also ideal for entertaining since they  are actually better if made ahead.  This recipe for short ribs is one of my favorites – tomatoes, garlic and herbs de Provence subtly infuse this dish with Mediterranean flavors  that pair  beautifully with any number of accompanying dishes.

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Lisa October 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Short ribs are always a delicious dinner that I’ve enjoyed. I’ve only ever tried them with a sweet sour sauce, but yours sounds delicious.

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Nancy October 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Hi Lisa,

I’ve also done them with a sweet and sour sauce and loved them that way too!

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sippitysup October 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I am braising short ribs (in ale) right now as we type! It can’t be the weather. It was 90 today… Eeerie! GREG

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Nancy October 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I hear you. When I made these my house temp was reading 76 degrees – INSIDE – yikes!! Fortunately, it is cooler today!!

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Cookin' Canuck October 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I feel my insides warming just reading about this comforting dish. Short ribs really are a wonderful cut of meat – you have to do so little to make a spectacular meal.

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Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite October 15, 2010 at 12:48 am

You had me at “crème fraîche mashed potatoes” :-) But really, this is a perfect fall dish!

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Nancy October 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Hi Mardi!!

Thanks for stopping by the Table. When I think of fall, I always seem to think of these types of dishes!!

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