Easy Caramelised Onion and Feta Tart – using pickled onions
July 21, 2011 in Uncategorized
Do you have the patience to stand around peeling pearl onions? I certainly don’t, so I’ve come up with an easy, knock-out tart that uses small pickled onions, which are (oh joy!) already peeled. All they need is a thorough rinsing and a 10-minute sizzle in a pan of hot butter, garlic and thyme, and they turn a gorgeous golden brown, with a perfect balance of sweetness and gentle acidic bite.
The first time I made this, I used bog-standard pickled onions, and they were just too aggressively vinegary. The second,I used a better quality German pickled onion (Kühne brand) and they were perfect.
This is a dead-easy recipe that takes about 20 minutes to prepare and the same amount of time to bake. Do use a good quality puff pastry containing butter, and make sure not to overwork the pastry.
You could add any cheese of your choice to this tart – it would be good with a creamy Gorgonzola – but I like feta the best, because it has such a mild flavour and agreeable texture.
This tart is at its best warm, but can be made up to five hours in advance.
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