Kidney flan

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This tasty flan would work as a starter or a main course and would be great cold on a picnic.

Kidney flan
Servings:Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter
Calories per serving:1591
Ready in:1 hour 5 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:55 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:17th January 2013

Best recipe review

Lovely for a picnic


This was nice cold on our recent posh picnic.

Paul R Smith


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - Gas 6)


  1. Roll the pastry and use it to line a greased 20 cm (8") flan tray, a pastry mat is a useful aid for this.
  2. Bake blind at 200° C (400° F - Gas 6) for 10 minutes
  3. Beat the eggs and the milk and season to taste with salt and pepper
  4. Melt the butter in a frying pan or wok and gently fry the onions and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes
  5. Add the chopped kidneys and fry for 4 minutes, stirring all the time
  6. Season with pepper and then deglaze the pan with a teaspoon of sherry vinegar
  7. Mix the chopped parsley into the kidney mixture
  8. Fill the flan with the kidney mixture
  9. Pour the beaten eggs over the kidneys
  10. Reduce the heat of the oven to 180° C (350° F - Gas 4)
  11. Bake for a further 40 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve hot or cold

Chef's note

In the photographs, I also added parsley to the egg mixture, but when poured into the kidneys, it was way too much parsley (which would then probably have burnt) so I removed it from the egg mixture before baking.

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