February 21, 2013
Only because you asked…..
This recipe is for a 9inch round pan size..
First, caramelize onions:
4 Sweet onions (Vidalia is what I use) thinly sliced
4 T butter
1/2 tsp salt (only needed if using unsalted butter)
Melt the butter in a med-high skillet..do not brown. Add the sliced onions. Toss the onions to coat in butter. Cover the pan. Continue to check & stir to evenly cook the onions. When they begin to brown, turn down the heat to med & cover pan, again. Continue this process until onions are fully caramelized.
For the Crust:
1/3 cup stick butter (chilled) & cubed
1 cup flour
1-2 T cold water
pinch of salt
In a medium bowl, stir together flour & salt. Add cubed butter. Using a fork or pastry blender, press & toss butter into flour until small crumbs form. Add 1 T cold water first…& stir until flour mixture starts to form a ball & cleans side of bowl…add water by drops until this happens. Form dough into a disc shape. Cover with plastic wrap & place in fridge for at least 15min.
For the Tart:
Caramelized onions (see above)
Pie crust (see above)
1-2 T fresh Thyme or 1-2 tsp of dried Thyme
1/2 cup Whipping Cream
4-8oz Feta Cheese
Pre heat oven to 375. Beat eggs (I like to do this right in my measuring cup) add whipping cream (or whole milk) until the mixture measure 2 cups (about a 1/2 cup whipping cream). Stir well. Press pie dough into pan~side note: I do not roll my dough out (I know!!) A friend taught me how to save my sanity & piece it together like a puzzle in the pan..it’s a beautiful thing!~ Next, add caramelized onions, feta cheese, & thyme. Pour in egg mixture. Place on cookie sheet to catch any overflow. Slide into oven. Prepare coffee for you & a girlfriend to share when it’s done…or maybe just you 😉 Wait impatiently for about 45 min until it’s done. Check the doneness by sliding a butter knife in the center & praying it comes out clean..and there ya go~Breakfast!..or lunch…or dinner…Enjoy!
~Recipe credit given to: Karina Hartle…of course, her’s is the tastiest of all & I had to make the measurements up, as I just followed her around the kitchen to see what/how she does it! Thank you, Karina!~