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Tarte aux tomates

28 Aug

We *heart* tomatoes. My favorite tomato recipe is the mom in law’s tomate farcie or stuffed tomato. She always tries to make this one when we come over and I never get tired of it.

My new second favorite tomato recipe is a savory tomato tart. It’s sort of like a quiche without the cream but it’s also not like pizza. I first tried this tarte at a friend’s place and I wanted to finish the whole thing but then it wouldn’t have been very polite.

My first attempt in doing this was a failure. I put too many tomatoes and forgot to put olive oil and so it just wasn’t right somehow. But this one is exactly the way we wanted it to look like, and taste like, of course. Although next time I’ll use cherry tomatoes.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pate brisee or feuilletee
  • 2 to 3 big tomatoes thinly sliced or 300g cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • grated cheese, I used gruyere
  • fresh basil
  • dried oregano
  • mustard
  • olive oil
  • 2 slices prosciutto or jambon de bayon, chopped

– Preheat oven to 300 degrees

– Roll out the pate brisee onto a tart mold. Spread some mustard onthe bottom of the tart.

– Arrange the tomatoes on the tart sprinkle with chopped fresh basil, some dried oregano and the chopped prosciutto

– Cover everything with grated gruyere cheese. Season with a bit of salt and pepper

– Pour a bit of olive oil on top of the tart

– Put in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until the top is brown.

Bon appetit!

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Feuilleté de fromage, lardon et tomate

5 Aug

I got this recipe from a box of puff pastry I used months ago. I’ve kept the box but was lost in our never ending kalat at home. But I unearthed it the other day and since I was inspired by the step-grandmother’s home cooking prowess over the weekend, I declared this week “Gourmet Week”.

Making this was simple comme bonjour. It took me a minute to dice up the ingredients, another maybe 5 minutes to assemble everything and by the time the 10 minute oven preheat period was over the entire thing was ready to be put in. I love quick, easy and savory recipes like this one.

What you’ll need: (for 4)

  • a box of puff pastry
  • 1 big tomato
  • 100g of goat cheese or fromage blanc
  • 4 strips of bacon or lard fumé
  • freshly ground pepper
  • fresh basil leaves

How to do it:

– Preheat the oven to 210°C (Th 7) for 10 minutes

– Divide the puff pastry into 4 squares and put them onto a parchment lined baking sheet

– Dice the tomatoes and cut the goat cheese into thin slices

– On each piece of puff pastry, layer the cheese, tomatoes and bacon. Season with pepper and a few basil leaves

– Fold in the pieces of pastry and seal with a bit of water

– (Optional) Brush top of pastry with an egg wash ( egg yolk and a bit of water/milk)

– Bake in 210°C (Th 7) for 25 minutes

Simple and savory.

Will definitely make this again soon.