Onion And Anchovy Tart

posted by judy down under 07-19-99 3:50 PM

Onion and Anchovy Tart

1/2 cup olive oil
5 onions thinly sliced
1 clove of garlic
100 g. cheddar cheese grated
4 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup thickened cream
2 teasp. chopped herbs such as thyme, parsley or oregano
23 cm. shortcrust pastry shell, baked blind
60 g. anchovy fillets drained

Heat oil in a heavy based pan, add onion and garlic, cover and cook stirring occasionally over low heat for about 15 minutes or until the onion is very soft and golden but not browned. Remove from heat and drain for 5 minutess to remove excess oil. (Reserve oil for dressings or to toss with vegetables) .

Combine drained onion, cheese, eggs, cream and herbs, mix well season to taste and pour into hot pastry shell.

Slice anchovies into long thin strips and place over the tart into a latice pattern.

Bake at 180C for approx 50 minutess or until tart is set and lightly browned. Cool in tin for 15 minutes before serving.

Serves 6/8

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