I have started to really enjoy cooking. It’s very meditative and a form of art for me. Last weekend, I had a few friends over to watch the Patriots vs Packers Fooball game. Admittedly, I’m not a football fan, so this gave me a great excuse to cook. Knowing that we wanted appetizer/bite-sized foods, I whipped up these tartlets. They were surprisingly easy to make and the minute the came out of the oven, they were eaten up so quickly! I would definitely make these again, however I’d switch out the ingredients to make something sweet – maybe apple or peach tarts or even a mix of sweet and savory – brie and fig or brie and pears.

 

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Roasted Garlic and Gruyere Tartlets

Here’s the recipe. I must say, first off, that I don’t really measure so everything is and estimate, but go with how you like them to taste – add more if you want more flavor or any additional spices/ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 box of button mushrooms sliced

1/2 a yellow onion, sliced into cresents

2 tbsp butter

1/2 cup of white wine

1/2 cup of chicken stock

1/2 cup of grated smoked Gruyere cheese (the smokiness really added a lot of flavor)

2 tbsp (about 3-4 cloves) or roasted garlic

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp of thyme

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 egg yolk

1 frozen pastry sheet

 

Start by caramelizing the onions. This takes a VERY long time, about 45 min – 1 hour. Throw all the onions in a pan with 1 tsp of butter and olive oil. Let them simmer on low heat, occasionally turning the heat up and stirring. Add in the chicken stock and white wine when they start to dry up. You always want to make sure they don’t burn and that there’s always some liquid in the pan. Add the sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper and thyme and continue to stir for another 10 minutes until they are well cooked.

Thaw the frozen pastry sheet for about 20-30 min. Cut in the squares (One sheet makes about 16 squares). Spoon the onion and mushroom mixture in the middle. Top with shredded gruyere. Beat the egg yolk and brush the outside edges of the crust.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes until they are a golden brown and serve immediately!

 

Let me know if you make these and if you add anything else or make a variation!

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XO,

Linds

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