Caramelized Onion and Polenta Tart

 

Slideshow: Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

 

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 4
KEY: Fall, Winter, Fast - Column, Mother's Day, Appetizers/starters, Pies & Tarts, Fast, Vegetarian, Lunch

Related Video

More Videos
Yeast Bakery in Nashville

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound thawed puff pastry
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup instant polenta
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 ounces Fontina cheese, coarsely shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme, plus more for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 475° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry to a 12-inch square about 1/8 inch thick. Trim the edges to form a neat square. Cut a 1/2-inch-wide strip from each of the 4 sides of the pastry. Brush the pastry square lightly with the beaten egg, then arrange the strips along the edges to form a raised rim. Using a fork, prick the bottom of the crust all over. Bake the tart shell for 15 minutes, or until it is golden and the rim has risen; use a fork to flatten any bubbles.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large, deep skillet. Add the onions, cover and cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until softened and browned, about 10 minutes; add a few tablespoons of water as needed. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a boil. Add the polenta and whisk until smooth. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the onions, Fontina and 1 teaspoon of thyme. Spread the polenta in the crust and bake for 5 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.

Serve With

A crisp green salad.

Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published January 2004

Related Video

More Videos
Yeast Bakery in Nashville




476860 recipes/caramelized-onion-and-polenta-tart 2013-12-06 Bill Telepan fall|winter|fast-column|mothers-day|appetizers-starters|pies-and-tarts|4|fast|vegetarian|lunch january-2004,bill telepan,judson grill,savory tart,frozen puff pastry,caramelized onions,polenta tart recipes,caramelized-onion-and-polenta-tart 476860
Close