Onion and Bacon Tart


For some reason, I seem to have an awful lot of onions. With this wintry weather I thought I'd use some up and make an onion and bacon tart. Nothing fussy, just pastry, onions and lardons. 

I knows chopping onions can be a tearful job, so I admit to using the slicer on my food processor. I used the grater for small slices, but they can be hand chopped!


You need 200g short crust pastry, 2 big onions [or more if you really like them!], 400ml crème fraîche, 150g lardons and some grated Gruyère or other flavourful cheese

Preheat oven 180C/gas4                   You need a baking sheet

Peel and chop the onions. Put into a frying pan, add half a glass of water and cook gently for 5-10 mins. leave to cool.

Roll out pastry into a circle that will fit the baking sheet. My sheet will take a 28cm circle. prick with a fork.

Spread the crème fraîche over the pastry leaving a gap round the edge. Spoon the onions on top and finish with the lardons.

Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for 45-60 mins till golden.

I made 2, the second one for my neighbours. Apart from the onions, it's easy to make, and you could use other ingredients you have left in the fridge. The flavours are delicious, and it's just the thing to have on a cold day.


Suelle said…
This sounds tasty - similar to an Alsatian Flammekueche. It would be easier for me, as I don't have much success with yeast dough.
Snowy said…
It's very similar Sue, but as you say, the base is easier. Tastes good!

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