A painting of a golden-winged hog marks the entrance of Ned and Jodi Elliott's new Austin restaurant, Foreign & Domestic. As such, it's no surprise that pork dominates the menu, but one of the couple's signature dishes doesn't need any meat at all to win over diners. These billowy popovers get a flavor boost from black pepper and nutty Gruyère cheese. Jodi bakes them in popover pans, but we've had equal success in muffin tins; either way, the popovers will emerge with a crisp shell and moist, airy interior.
Gruyère and Black Pepper PopoversRecipe adapted from Jodi Elliott, Foreign & Domestic Food & Drink, Austin
Yield: 16 popovers