Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Potato leek tart
New Agria potatoes have hit the supermarket shelves and beckoned me to cook and devour them.
Get the potato in a pot of cold salted water, bring to the boil and cook for about 8 minutes (or until almost cooked through). While the potatoes are cooking, slice up a leek and red onion and sauté in a bit of butter until soft and starting to caramelise, then pour in a dash of cream, a sprinkle of thyme and reduce.
Take some flaky pastry and cut it 1 inch strips, use this to create a border on another sheet of pastry. Make an incision around the inside edge of the border about half way through the pastry sheet. Brush with milk.
I had to make two as the better half isn't too fond of the blue cheese, well "not too fond" is a bit light she actually begged her sister not to give me any when I realised I forgot it at the shop.
Spread the leek mixture on to the pastry.
Top with slices of the cooked potato sprinkle with blue cheese (or not) and finish with a bit of parsley and olive oil.
After 20-25 minutes in a hot oven (220°C) the pastry should of puffed up and the potatoes taken on a nice golden colour.
I served it simply with a vinaigrette.