Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Zucchini and Tomato Tart on a Potato Crust

The pigs have happily made their debut and I thank all of you for stopping by and saying a thing or two.

Now onto a more nutritious entree. While it may not be the prettiest thing, it is pretty tastey.

Zucchini and Tomato Tart on a Potato Crust

2 cups shredded potatoes
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pecorino romano
1 teaspoon each oregano, basil
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 medium sized zucchinis, sliced thinly with a vegetable peeler or mandoline.
4 large tomatoes, sliced thinly
4 oz Fontina
4 oz mozzarella
1/2 cup Pecorino Romano
s and p to taste

You start with some shredded potatoes, chopped onion, egg, salt, garlic powder, herbs and Pecorino Romano. Mix in a bowl and place in a sprayed or greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 375F until crusty and golden.

Add a layer of cheese. I used some Fontina, mozzarella, and some more Pecorino Romano. This layer of cheese helps prevent sogginess from the ingredients that go on top.
A layer of peeled zucchini and a layer of tomatoes.

Bake again until the tomatoes begin to dry out. You want this crispiness at the bottom.

Slice and enjoy.


kat said...

You had me at potato crust!

Mary said...

This looks really interesting. I love the pre-baking of the potatoes. That finished crust is a thing of beauty.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very original! That tart looks delicious!



Grace said...

oh, i think this is quite pretty! i've been seeing potato crusts more and more, and this one looks so crispy, crunchy, and deliciously sturdy!

The Blonde Duck said...

How lovely!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Looks really delicious, Lori. I think I'll try making this some time this week. :)

Katy ~ said...

I am enthralled with the idea of a potato crust; such a versatile idea, I think. Yumm...

Mini Baker said...

yum!! ! this looks insanely delicious! and healthy too :) I'm so excited i found your blog! Its one of y new favorites! I'll be back often :)
Mini Baker

Lucy said...

Simply awesome!!!