Here is a simple savoury tart with potatoes thyme-flavoured and a hidden stringy cheese heart.
We used Italian Fontina cheese, however mozzarella or any other meltable cheese will work perfectly.
We’ve used a ready-made puff pastry roll, if you want to try a homemade puff pastry, here is the recipe: easy-homemade-puff-pastry-dough/
Serves 4-6, Preparation time 15 mins, Cooking time 25-30 mins
- 4 potatoes medium-sized
- 100 g Fontina, grated
- 320 g puff pastry – 1 packet
- Fresh Thyme, 5 sprigs or the dried ones
- 1 egg
- 20 ml water
- EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 spoon
- Salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Peel and cut potatoes into thin slices, 2-3 mm.
Tip: there is no need to pre-boiled potatoes, but if you are used to, just blanch them for 5 mins.
Beat the egg with water.
Seasoning raw potatoes with a drop of oil, a pinch of salt and thyme.
Cut a 2cm border around the edge of the puff pastry, prick its bottom with a fork or tootpick so it won’t swollen during baking.
Distribute the grated Fontina evenly on the bottom, then pour over the beaten egg-water mixture and use a little of it to brush the edges of the puff pastry, add potatoes with thyme, a pinch of salt and bake for about 25-30 minutes to 180°C.