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.
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.
Cook until brown, skim off any excess fatty juices.
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.
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…