Bacon, Onion & Cheese Tart / Tarte Flambee / Bastille Day
This is my take on Geoffrey Zakarian's take on a French Tart Flambee, which I'm posting for Bastille Day. I don't need an excuse to eat French food, but it's nice to have one. Haha! love cheese and wine, so I love pretty much all French food.
Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In French, it is formally called Fête nationale (pronounced [fɛt nɑsjɔnal]; "National Celebration") and commonly and legally le 14 juillet (French pronunciation: [lə katɔʁz(ə) ʒɥijɛ]; "the 14th of July").
The French National Day is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, a major event of the French Revolution, as well as the Fête de la Fédération that celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France. One that has been reported as "the oldest and largest military parade in Europe" is held on 14 July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.
What I used:
- Puff pastry
- Egg yolk
- Greek Yogurt (didn't have creme fraiche)
- Provolone (3 slices total; didn't have farmer's cheese)
- Caramelized onions (already caramelized; maybe 1/2 cup)
- Bacon (4 or 5 pieces)
First, I preheat oven to 425 degrees. Then, I crisped up some bacon pieces to make small pieces. Then I added the onions (that were from the fridge) to the bacon fat to warm them up. I added the bacon in.
I let the puff pastry though and then I rolled it out thin. Then I used a fork to put holes in it, so it wouldn't puff up during baking.
In its own bowl, I mixed the egg yolk; 1/4 to 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1 piece of provolone (in small pieces) and thyme all together. I spread this egg-cheese mixture on to the puff pastry. Then I tore 2 pieces of provolone into smaller pieces and put it on top of the egg-cheese mixture.
Then I put the bacon-onion mixture on top and baked it all.
Here it is after baking! So good! If you would like, you can leave off bacon and have an onion and cheese tart.