Thursday, 5 May 2016

RECIPE - tomato and egg tart

This is a real fridge dive dish, created to use up half a packet of puff pastry, a bit of beaten egg and some cherry tomatoes that were going squashy. But it worked, it worked so well that I'm going to want to make it again, so I've recorded the recipe for my own use and thought I'd share t with you as well.


Ingredients (to serve two)

Half a packet of ready made puff pastry
a little beaten egg
a handful of cherry tomatoes (I used about 12)
2 fresh free range eggs - the fresher they are, the better they will hold their shape when you add them to the tart
about 25g finely grated Parmesan cheese
olive oil spray (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 220c (200 fan) 425 F gas mark 7
Grease a 20cm round loose bottomed cake tin and line the base

Roll out the pastry to a 20cm circle. Score almost through it 2cm in from the edge. Prick the area inside the score line all over with a fork. Brush the area outside the line with beaten egg. Place the pastry in the tin.

Halve the tomatoes and arrange them, cut side up, to fill the inner circle. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and if you have any olive oil spray give them a light spritz of it.

Place the tin in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. By this time the outer ring of pastry should have started to rise and the tomatoes to soften. Break the eggs into separate small cups.

Remove from the oven and carefully slide one egg onto each half of the central area, positioning them so the white runs down between the tomatoes rather than over the pastry rim. Sprinkle over the grated Parmesan.

Return to the oven and cook until the eggs are done to your preference - 10 minutes if you like the yolks runny, 15 if, like me, you like them hard.

Cut in half so that each half has an egg on it, and serve.

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I am sharing this with Kitchen Clearout at Madhouse Family Reviews 

and also, since it cost practically nothing to make,  Credit Crunch Munch hosted this month by Utterly Scrummy along with  Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 All.


Fab Food 4 All said...

Love simple dishes like this Jane, thank you for another yummy entry to #CreditCrunchMunch:-)

Cara said...

Hmm, that looks yummy, will give it a whirl. Cara x

Cheryl Pasquier said...

This looks great and perfect for clearing out the fridge - I made something similar minus the eggs and with pesto on the bottom, which worked well too. Thanks for linking up to #KitchenClearout :)

Claire Toplis said...

Lovely dish

Simplicity is king of the kitchen

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

I love puff pastry tarts! The perfect thing for that half roll of puff pastry in the freezer.

Thanks for sharing with #creditcrunchmunch