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Potato, Cheese and Thyme Tart

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

Method

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.

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