Now that we're done with the appetizer for our quick French meal, here's the entree.
One of the most gorgeous savory tarts is a Tarte Dijonnaise. Its a simple flavorful tart that will leave you craving for more.
Tarte Dijonnaise, erm...originated in Dijon, France. Its a blend of tomatoes and onions on a mustard base, all filled into a pie crust and baked with loads of cheese. Sound good? Here's the recipe. And this is my own recipe from the flavors that I tasted.
250 g puff pastry (I made my own, but you can use prepared pastry dough). Roll into 1/4" thickness
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Onions, sliced thin
2 large Tomatoes, sliced thin
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp mixed Herbs (I recommend using mild herbs, not ones like mint where the flavor is very strong)
1 cup French cheese, grated (I used a mixture of Cantal and Parmesan)
Heat the olive oil in a saute pan. Add the tomatoes and onions and saute until soft. Remove from heat and mix in the herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool.
Press the rolled pastry dough into a pie tin or shallow baking dish. Now spread a layer of mustard on the base of the dough.
Top with the sauteed onions and tomatoes. Sprinkle generously with grated cheese.
Bake at 180 deg C for one hour or until the cheese has melted and browned slightly. Enjoy!
This is for Ivy's Food Event - Savory Pies. And to DK at Culinary Bazaar for AWED: France.