January 7, 2011

its a pie...or tart...or something

I've never made anything with puff pastry before. Not because I have anything against it but because I've never been able to find it in the freezer section (ok I've never looked that hard) but still, every time the thought crossed my mind I could never track the buttery layer-y dough thing down. Anyways, I finally found some in the grocery store and decided to make a little onion/mushroom tart with it.

Two problems. 1) We went to go pick up some produce from the produce junction and they were out of mushrooms (how do you run out of mushrooms??) 2) I went to open the puff pastry and realized that it wasn't a sheet like I was expecting but little circle-y things.

By then I had already caramelized way more onions then I needed and shredded a massive bowl of Jarlsberg cheese (a Swiss cheese my dad buys in big 5lb chunks). So that meant time for some improvisation. Well, I've never been the biggest fan of recipes anyways ha.

3 white onions, salt, pepper and 1 big heap of thyme on medium high for 20 minutes.
I've never been the biggest fan of onions, but these were really tasty since cooking them for so long got rid of their usual sharp odor and taste.

Bake the puff pastry for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool for 5. Fill with the onions and shredded cheese and bake for an additional 5. Garnish with more thyme.
Ta-da! They remind of horderves a really classy house wife would serve at a dinner party in the '50s. Such are the thoughts that go through my head...

1 comment:

  1. my dad buys jarlsberg in insane quantities as well!!!
    and seriously... those are the epitome of yummy looking. tehe