Recipe for Mushroom, Egg and Onion Goat Cheese Tart from Chef Dale Mackay

With Easter just around the corner, the friends of Egg Farmers of Canada shared with us this recipe for Mushroom, Egg and Onion Goat Cheese Tart from Chef Dale Mackay. He is inspiring Canadians to serve up an effortlessly sophisticated savoury tart at their next gathering, using fresh Canadian eggs and flavourful goat cheese, mushrooms and onions.

Recipe for Goat Cheese Tart

Mushroom, Egg and Onion Goat Cheese Tart

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup (125 mL) soft goat cheese
  •  ¼ cup (60 mL) and 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 10×10 in (25.4 x 25.4 cm) thawed puff pastry sheet
  • 3 cups (750 mL) button mushrooms
  • ⅔ (150 mL) cup onion
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) minced garlic
  • ½ tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped parsley

Directions:

1. In a medium bowl, mix soft goat cheese, ¼ cup (60 mL) grated parmesan and one egg with a spatula until combined. Place in the fridge until ready to use.

2. Take the puff pastry out of the freezer and put it onto a sheet tray leaving the parchment paper underneath. Preheat oven to 415°F (213°C).

3. Cut the mushrooms and onions into ¼-in (½ cm) thick slices. Heat a large frying pan on high heat and add vegetable oil. Carefully add mushrooms to the pan and sauté until lightly browned. Add diced onions to the pan turning the heat down to medium and cook for 2 more minutes. Add minced garlic and salt and cook for one more minute. Take mixture off heat and place onto a tray allowing it to cool.

4. In a small bowl, whip remaining egg. Using a pastry brush, generously glaze the entire puff pastry sheet. Once puff pastry is glazed and thawed enough to bend it without cracking fold the pastry edges over ½ in (1 cm) on each side, creating a small border around the sheet. Glaze the border with egg wash.

5. Evenly spread the goat cheese mix inside the puff pastry border. Next, evenly spread the sauteed mushrooms and onions on top of the goat cheese mix.

6. Place pastry in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, cooking until all sides are dark brown. Once out of oven, sprinkle the remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) parmesan cheese and chopped parsley over tart. Cut into portions and eat warm or at room temperature.

 

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