Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mushroom and Egg Tart



Sometimes I love breakfast for dinner, brinner. But I wanted to try something different. I found the original version of this recipe on... I hate to say it... MarthaStewart.com. I must admit it looked and sounded wonderful, and Nancy agreed.

I lightened it by cutting the amount of butter in half. I also used portabella mushrooms instead of shitake, primarily because they were on sale for half the price. I served it with a spinach salad.

Ingredients:
All-purpose flour, for rolling
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 pound mushrooms (shiitake or portabella), stemmed and large ones halved
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves, plus more for serving
Coarse salt and ground pepper
6 large eggs
Grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions:
1. On a floured piece of parchment paper, roll out puff pastry to an 11-by-14-inch rectangle. Trim edges to make a neat rectangle and transfer pastry on parchment to a rimmed baking sheet. Score a 1/2-inch border around edges. With a fork, prick pastry all over inside border. Refrigerate 20 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Add mushrooms and tarragon and cook until mushrooms begin to soften, about 8 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

3. Bake puff pastry until light golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and top with mushroom mixture, staying within border. Carefully crack eggs on top of mushroom mixture, spacing them evenly, and bake until pastry is golden and egg whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with tarragon and Parmesan and cut into 6 squares.

3 comments:

CJ - Food Stories said...

I found your site on foodblogs.com and thought I'd stop by and check it out. I just subscribed to your feed and can't wait to see what your next post will be!

Mingqi Ge said...
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Fight the Fat Foodie said...

Thanks CJ

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