Onions are something I’ve never really appreciated fully until I started cooking with them and even though I’ve come to enjoy them a lot more nowadays, I would have never thought to try my hand at an onion tart had it not been for the melt-in-your-mouth sweet onion tart entree that I had earlier this month at a wedding. Remembering how indifferent I felt upon reading it on the menu and how pleasantly surprised I was with it when it landed in front of me, I wanted to make an attempt at my own onion tart.
I roughly followed a recipe I found online: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/claire-robinson/french-onion-tart-recipe/index.html. I made a few variations, including:
- I made 4 mini tarts instead of one big one
- Subsequently, I didn’t follow the way the pastry was lined in the recipe
- I also added a bit of sugar when caramelising the onions
- I added cheese in first and then topped it with onions before I popped the tarts into the oven
Overall my attempt came out alright; some onions were more caramelised than others but the taste wasn’t bad at all. I had wilted spinach seasoned with salt, pepper and sesame oil to go with it.