Cheese and Onion TartShort crust pastry made with
6oz plain flour
oil for frying
3 large onions, very thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic (or a handful of wild garlic leaves cut into strips)
3 eggs (I like it made with one duck and two chicken eggs)
7 fl oz/200ml double cream
3oz (or a bit more) cheese - smoked cheddar works very well, grated
salt and pepper
Make the pastry and line a buttered flan dish.
Gently fry the onions and regular garlic if using for a long time, until all sweet and caramelised.
Allow to cool a little.
Beat the eggs, cream, cheese salt and pepper.
Add the soft onions and wild garlic if using
Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake at 200c for 1/2 hour until risen and golden.
This is a Sam Stern recipe. He suggests using lightly steamed asparagus as an alternative too.no smilies