If you are about to have some unexpected guests over for lunch or dinner, but don’t really have the time to cook an entire three-course meal, don’t despair! I might just have a solution for you 🙂 Go to the store and buy a tart pastry, then take the vegetables you have in your fridge, put them on the pastry, pour over a little bit of egg and cheese and VOILÀ: serve your dinner with a salad and then wait for the compliments of your guests 😉 Of course, it might be a little bit more complicated than that… But that’s why I provided a recipe here.
What I crave most during fall and winter is fresh vegetables, especially in salads. One of the vegetables that is still available is leeks. So why not try something that is a little french and bake a leeks bacon tart? I love savory tarts, because if you are in a hurry, you can just buy the pastry readily made in the store and still serve a marvellous dish within half an hour. But you may as well spend the extra time and prepare the dough on your own, which makes it a little bit more special, and definitely a thousand times better in taste 😉
1 tart pastry
2 stalks leeks
150 g bacon
100 g grated cheese
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a tart tin and put in the pastry. Prick the base with a fork. Chop and clean leeks and chop onions. Fry the vegetables and the bacon separately in a pan and transfer to a bowl. Whisk eggs in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix bacon and half of the cheese in the fried vegetables and transfer to the tart pastry. Pour the whisked eggs over the tart and scatter the remaining cheese over the tart. Bake the tart for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Tip: If you have the time to prepare the tart pastry by yourself, I like it to be made with wholemeal flour. Its intense taste matches the leeks filling perfectly. If you cannot finish the tart at once, it can also very well be warmed in the micro wave. Thanks to the eggs the pieces of the tart are quite firm when it is cold, which makes it a perfect dish to bring to university for your lunch break. If you still have not found the micro wave at your uni canteen yet, the tart actually also tastes quite good when it is cold, of course depending on the vegetables you use for the filling.