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A Real Mans Meaty Flan

Real men eat quiche and whatever else is put in front of them I say…This one ladies is sure to win the heart of any man…it’s meaty,it’s potato and it’s easy as “pie” or flan in this case. There’s a  harmony of  luscious taste and flavor in this filling, topped with potato and a covering of onion for a delicious mouthful every time.I also love the flan base of brisèe pastry.The texture is wonderful with every bite.

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Recipe: Sausage,sun dried tomato and potato flan.

Ingredients for 24cm round pie dish..serving 4-6

1 round sheet  brisèe pastry

3 white onions

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves

200 grams potato

6 large sausages (pork)

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

3 tablespoons tomato paste

12 sun dried tomatoes

2 tablespoons mixed dried herbs (thyme,fennel seeds,oregano)

150 grams mascarpone


Leave the pastry sheet at room temperature. Pre heat oven  200°c.

To make the filling, firstly slice the onions thinly, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a non stick fry pan,add grated garlic and cook the onions,stirring continuously.Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover and cook for about an hour on a low flame.Place a side to cool.

Note: For a more rapid method the onions can be cooked in a microwave.Place in bowl and cover with plastic wrap, cook on high for 10 minutes.

In a non stick fry pan,remove the outer skins of the sausages and place in pan.

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Cook until brown, skim off any excess fatty juices.

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Cooking time here about 10 minutes…add a tablespoon of flour, and stir. Add the sun dried tomatoes( I used sun dried tomatoes under oil, however I placed them on paper towel to drain off excess oil) dried herbs and tomato paste.

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Cook for about 5 minutes and place in pastry case,with a sheet of oven proof paper underneath the pastry.

Layer the onion on top. Then place random spoonfuls of mascarpone. Grate the potato,squeeze excees starchy water from pototoes and sprinkle on top. Drizzle a little  olive oil to help crisp the potato and place in oven for 25 minutes…

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Serve hot…treat your man tonight with this hearty flan…he’ll be your fan forever…misto20 059



  1. This really looks so yummy and not at all difficult to make…I will sure try this Yvette…wonder if my Coco would like it???? LOL. Hope you have a wonderful week my friend xxx Mwah x

  2. Amanda:Thanks for stopping by,I look forward to you comments always,another busy week for me…xx
    Celia:Your comment is so true, alittle bit of Aussie always comes out when sharing certain foods with others,I had a catering job to do,making five flans and quiches, and everyones taste buds are different,this one was a real winner,the men really loved it!A rustic flan!xx

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