Potato, Leek and Gruyère Tart

Potato, Leek and Gruyère Tart
Recipe by Dragon

This recipe was inspired by a comment on my Zucchini, Tomato and Herb Tart from one of my readers, Dee from Choos & Chews. Dee said that in her tarts she uses bacon and leeks. This got my mind racing with ideas and this is what I came up with. It's really delicious. Thanks Dee!

Serves: 4 - 6

1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
4 stips of bacon, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
3 pototoes, peeled and thinly sliced (I used a mandolin)
2 leeks, cleaned, top halves removed, sliced thinly 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped
1/2 tablespoon thyme, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup Gruyère cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.

2. Roll out puff pastry to 11"x11". Transfer the pastry to a 9 inch tart pan (with removable bottom). Tuck in the pastry around the edges but leave enough to take into account shrinkage during baking.

3. In a medium pan, saute the bacon pieces over medium/high heat. Once crisp, remove the pieces to a bowl.

4. To the bacon fat, add the potatoes and leeks. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes until the leeks are translucent.

5. Add cooked bacon and herbs to the pan and stir gently to combine. Remove from the heat.

6. Add the pototo mixture to the tart shell and spred evenly.

7. In a new bowl, whisk together eggs, mustard, cream and cheese. Pour evenly over the potatoes.

8. Garnish the top of the tart with sliced red peppers and season with fresh cracked pepper.

9. Bake the tart in the center rack of the oven for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.


noble pig said...

Another amazing potato dish! I love it.

Emiline said...

That looks perfect! I've got to buy leeks more often.

Dee said...

That's gorgeous, Dragon. I love how pretty the peppers look in your tart!

Patsyk said...

Your tart looks so picture perfect! I would love to try to make one sometime.

Hyperion said...

Leeks sound suspiciously like onions, which would knock me out.

But maybe I'd give in, because THOSE PICTURES ARE TO DIE FOR!!!!

Seriously: it's pizza heaven.

Adam said...

You can't really go wrong with Bacon and leeks like... ever. Yup, it goes with everything.

I was dared to eat one of those dog 'beggin' strips once... funny story :)

And damn right she hulk is sexy...

mesa para 4 said...

Great tart, love the combination of the ingrdients, must be very tasty...abraço

Maria said...

Love your tart. The flavors sound fabulous! I want to try your chili lime butter too! We just bought fresh sweet corn!

Lo said...

I love this combo!
This seems to be the summer for tarts and quiches... so many to try with so little time. :)

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Man oh Man this looks absolutely fabu!!! I'm gonna get a puff pastry tonight!

Dawn said...

I love how easy these are to make and look so gourmet, you know.
Gorgeous photo too.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I just used up the last of my gruyere last night...and then you show me this. I need more because this looks absolutely delicious. Forget going home to make this for dinner--I want this right now, lol!

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

I don't have time to keep up with your awesome recipes, but I'm trying!

And, might I suggest a
"Powered by Dragon" t-shirt?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

This looks so so delicious! I love this kind of tortillas, they're such a confort food! Love the flavours!

Natasha said...

Another puff pastry winner! Never used potato in a tart, but will (now that you've paved the way)

Bunny said...

This is beautiful!! I want this now!!

Manger La Ville said...

This looks great, I love gruyere, and leeks. This would make a great tart for a brunch with an herb salad on the side. Yummy!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Your tarts are always absolutely gorgeous! In my dreams, I'm always invited to your house for lunch or dinner so I can gobble up these beautiful and yummy tarts.

Darius T. Williams said...

What's not to love about this? Maybe if you added bacon...whew!


Dragon said...

noble: What can I say, I'm a potato ho. :)

emiline: Me too.

dee: Thanks!

patsyk: Thanks!

hyperion: Leeks are like onion lite.

adam: I want to hear that story. :)

mesa: Thanks!

maria: Enjoy!

lo: There is alwasy time for tarts.

rockstar: Thanks!

dawn: Sometimes the easiest things are the best.

mike: Ha! Isn't that always the case?

ljs: Awesome idea!

clumbsy: Thanks!

natasha: Aww, shucks.

bunny: Help yourself, my friend.

manger: I served this with a salad. How did you know? :)

js: You are welcome here anytime, my friend. Just call ahead. :)

darius: Funny man!

PaniniKathy said...

I just added "tart pan" to my wish list of cooking tools :-)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

this looks just heavenly! boy i need to start baking tarts soon

Kevin said...

That tart looks really tasty!

dessert girl said...

I love potatoes on pizza, so why not in a tart?? It looks wonderful!

Jeanne said...

I am *so* making this - leeks, potatoes and gruyere are an irresistible combo :)

Michelle said...

Potato? Check. Leek? Check. Cheese? Check. Yum? Check!

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