Wednesday, May 1, 2013


No time for a video recipe this week but i'm sure you'll manage to make this leek & onion tart anyways. If not, don't hesitate to complain and i'll shoot it right away! I love tarts. It's a tasty way to eat vegetables instead of classic sad boiled ones. And it's great for a picnic or a party where you have to bring food easy to eat with fingers. I think leeks are unappreciated and it's a shame. So go get some lonely forgotten leeks and try this recipe! (and leave me some comments ;))

  • one pie dough (recipe over here) just substitute sugar with chives, oregano or any herb you want.
  • 4 leeks (white and pale green parts only), cleaned and chopped.
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • chives or dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 300ml (1+1/4 cup) cream (i'm sure buttermilk works as well)
  • a handful of grated gruyère cheese (optional)
  • salt & pepper

  • Prepare your pie dough and leave to rest for a bit.
  • Preheat your oven at 175°C (350°F).
  • Over medium high heat, cook onions for 2-3 mintues in olive oil.
  • Add leeks and chives (or thyme). Add salt and pepper. Cook until leeks are very tender but not brown, about 12-15 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and leave to cool.
  • Roll out your dough in your round bakingpan. Butter pan before or use parchement paper (much easier to take the tart out afterwards)
  • In a bowl, whisk together: cream + eggs + cheese (if using) + nutmeg.
  • Mix in cooled leek and onion mixture.
  • Pour into rolled out pie dough.
  • Bake the tart for 30 minutes, checking after 15 it's not getting to dark. If it is, lower oven temperature. A knife inserted in the middle should help you know if it's cooked.
  • Transfer to rack and cool for a few minutes.
  • ET VOiLA !


  1. Done today for lunch! Delicious...had to control myself not to eat half of it ;-)

    1. Hey, thanks for your lovely comment. I though I had answered but it apparently didn't work. Anyways, it made me really happy. Feel free to post any comment or recipe arrangement you like and tell me if you try more recipes ;)