• Potato tart with caramelised onion topping

    This potato tart is a vegetarian marvel that features a delectable caramelised onion topping, adding a burst of sweet and savoury flavours to the creamy potato base. This side dish is guaranteed to leave taste buds dancing in appreciation.

    Potato tart with caramelised onion topping

    Serves: 1 large tart
    Cooking Time: 40 mins


    • DOUGH
    • 120 g soft butter
    • 250 g potatoes, boiled, mashed and cooled
    • 240 g (2 cups) cake flour
    • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
    • 3 ml salt
    • 10 ml (2 tsp) baking powder
    • 60 g butter
    • 3 onions, thinly sliced
    • 60 g soft brown sugar
    • olive oil, to drizzle
    • 150 g mozzarella, sliced
    • 1 large potato, very thinly sliced
    • fresh thyme, stalks discarded
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste



    Preheat the oven to 190°C and lightly grease a baking tray.


    Combine all of the dough ingredients to form a soft dough. Set aside.


    For the topping, heat the butter in a large frying pan over a low heat. Add the onions and stir until coated with the butter.


    Add the sugar and stir until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 10 minutes.


    Press the dough into the baking tray and drizzle with the olive oil.


    Place the mozzarella, potato and caramelised onion on the dough, and scatter the thyme over. Season and drizzle with olive oil.


    Bake in the oven until the potatoes are cooked and the dough is golden, about 20 minutes.


    We used Odem potatoes for the topping, but any good baking potato will do.

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