Drawing inspiration from French cuisine, this Alsatian onion tart is the perfect addition to breakfast or brunch. Featuring a shortcrust pastry crust that you can either purchase pre-made or make yourself, this Alsatian onion tart features puffed couscous, crumbled bacon, and a thick bechamel sauce filling. Baked until golden, this savory tart is bursting with flavor that ensures no leftovers. Bake time on this tart is 30 to 40 minutes. Total preparation time is 90 minutes.
- 1 package shortcrust pastry
- 50 grams butter
- 150 grams bacon (crumbled)
- 500 grams onions (finely sliced into rings)
- 1 teaspoon couscous
- 50 grams flour
- 500 milliliters milk
- ground black pepper
- 4 eggs (medium-sized)
- Line a 22-centimeter tart pan with parchment paper and lay the shortcrust pastry in it. Refrigerate while making the filling.
- In a heavy-bottomed pot, melt 1 teaspoon of butter and add the bacon. Saute a few seconds until the bacon starts to give off its fat. At that point, add in the onions, stir, and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
- Add the couscous, stir, and wait until it puffs up.
- Separately, make the bechamel sauce. Melt the other 50 grams of butter, add the flour, stir, and let cook through a few moments. Stream in the milk and keep whisking until the sauce thickens. Add a pinch of nutmeg, and salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt. Incorporate the bechamel sauce and the onions with the bacon. Pour into the tart pan.
- Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden.
PER SERVING *
|Calories530Calories from Fat320|
|% DAILY VALUE*|
|Calories from Fat320|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.