Sunday, April 8, 2012

Breakfast Tart with Pancetta and Green Onion

Happy Easter!
I made this tart for our Easter brunch.  The recipe didn't take too long it was very easy. I followed the recipe time I think I will make my own crust.  It was very cheesy and tasty and enjoyed by all!  I loved the pancetta and green onion mix!! 


Breakfast Tart with Pancetta and Green Onion
Food Network Magazine, April 2012

Butter, for pan
Flour, for the pan
1 9 inch unroll and bake refrigerated pie crust
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 ounces pancetta, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
5 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup (4 ounces) shredded gruyere cheese
3 scallions, white and pale green parts, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  1. Place an oven rack in the center of the oven.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom.  Unroll the pie crust and gently press into the bottom and sides of the pan.  Trim any excess from the top.
  3. With the tines of a fork, prick the bottom of the pastry.  Using a pastry brush, brush the crust with the beaten egg white.  Put the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until the egg white has set.  Let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the pancetta and cook, stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes, until browned and crispy.  Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  5. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs.  Whisk in the mascarpone, gruyere, scallions, salt , pepper and the pancetta.  Pour into the cooled crust and bake for about 18 minutes, until the mixture has set and the top is golden.
  6. Cool the tart for 10 to 15 minutes and then remove from pan.  Cut the tart into the wedges and serve warm at room temperature.


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