Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Onion Tart

I am pulling this recipe from memory based on an old episode of Naked Chef. It might not be perfectly recreated, which I am okay with.
This recipe will serve four (you can of course do more).

4 large Spanish onions
4 large pieces of smoked bacon (nice large strips - decent thickness)
1 lb of grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup of cream
salt and pepper

1. Cut the very top and bottom of the onion so it sits upright (make the top and bottom flat). Then start scooping out the middle, but not to the bottom. You want to make a cup shape. Take all the scooped up onion and reserve it. Do this for all 4 onions (or however many you are making)
2. Take the leftover pieces of onion, dice it, and saute it in a small soup pot (use butter if you really want to be delicious). Once translucent, add the cream slowly - you don't want a very juicy mixture, you want it to be thick (you can even add some flour if you want). When the cream is bubbling, add most of the grated cheese (keep a little bit in reserve) and salt and pepper to taste.
3. Wrap the onion cups with the bacon and secure with a toothpick. Full the cup with the onion-cream sauce.
4. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Add some more cheese on the top and set in the oven.
5. Cook for 10-12 minutes

Enjoy (don't have a heart attack!)