Castle Gwyn Cheese, Potato and Red Onion Tart

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Castle Gwyn Cheese, Potato and Red Onion Tart

What you need:

Ready bought roll-out pastry approx. 325g
200g Castell Gwyn 'Lancashire' cheese (grated)
2 red (or white) onions finely sliced 
1 medium Potato finely sliced
3 eggs
200ml crème fraiche
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves (I used  2 tsps of 'easy' garlic)
25g butter
2 tbsp fresh thyme and sprigs to decorate
Salt and pepper.

Step 1 

Place ready rolled pastry onto a 'buttered' tart/quiche tray and prick the base with a fork.  Then cover with greaseproof paper and add pastry beans/weights and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.  

Step 2  

Take out of the oven, remove the greaseproof paper and weights and make sure you prick the pastry base again.  Place back in the oven for a further 2 minutes - then remove and set aside.   

Step 3  

To make the delicious filling, peel and thinly slice both the potato and onions and fry for 10 minutes.  Then add salt/pepper and thyme and cook for a further 5 minutes. 

Step 4  

Spoon the mixture of potatoes and onions into your part-cooked pastry case and sprinkle all the 'Lancashire' cheese over the top, ensuring its all covered.

Step 5  

In a bowl add 3 eggs and 200ml crème fraiche then whisk together.  The next step is to pour this mixture into the tart ensuing it covers the cheese, potatoes and onion mixture.  Add 3 sprigs of thyme to decorate. 

Step 6  

Carefully pop it into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.   Remove from oven and it will look and taste fabulous and will of course impress your friends!

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  • Jackie Whittaker
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