Caramelized Onion & Anchovy Tart

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 25mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    699
based on 1 ratings

Sweet caramelised onions pair beautifully with salty, savoury anchovies. Serve with salad for a delicious lunch.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Butter icon
    Butter
    85g (about ¼ cup)
  • Onion icon
    Onion
    3 (420g)
  • Anchovies icon
    Anchovies
    8
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    200g (about 1½ cups)
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    3 (150g)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    1 (20g)
  • Butter icon
    Butter
    25g (about 1¾ tbsp)
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    2 sprigs
  • Milk icon
    Milk
    100ml (½ cup)
  • Double cream icon
    Double cream
    100ml (½ cup)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Tomato icon
    Tomato
    2 (280g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Tart pan - 9.5 x 1"
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Food processor bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 180°C
  2. Add all purpose flour, butter, egg and egg yolk to a clean food processor bowl
  3. Blend until dough forms
  4. Transfer content of food processor bowl to work surface
  5. Knead
  6. Wrap with plastic wrap
  7. Chill in fridge - 1 hr
  8. Roll out on lightly-floured surface until 1/4" thick
  9. Press dough into tart pan
  10. Trim
  11. Chill in fridge - 1 hr
  12. Line with parchment paper
  13. Fill with pie weights
  14. Bake until light golden - 12 min, 180°C
  15. Remove with parchment paper
  16. Remove pie weights
  17. Bake - 2 min, 180°C
  18. Remove and let cool
  19. Heat butter and olive oil to a clean frying pan
  20. Add onion and fresh thyme to the onion mixture
  21. Fry in frying pan until golden brown - 20 min, low heat
  22. Remove
  23. Spread onion mixture with pastry
  24. Add egg, milk and double cream to a clean medium bowl
  25. Season with salt & pepper
  26. Whisk until well combined
  27. Transfer egg mixture to pastry
  28. Bake until just set - 10 min, 180°C
  29. Arrange tomato and anchovies in the pastry
  30. Cook until set - 12 min, 180°C
  31. Let cool on round wire rack - 5 min
  32. Serve
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