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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

busy mum potato onion tart

 I found this recipe on pinterest as a side dish but we serve it as a tart with salad for a main meal.
It is really yummy.
I have also served it for guests for lunch and they left with the recipe they liked it so much.
It is easy enough for the kids to do.
 I use Desiree potatoes, I buy them by the bagful at my local fruit and veg- they cost me 99c a kilo and I don't need to peel them. 
I have doubled the original recipe, if you don't have as big a family as me feel free to halve it.
If you have not used Gruyere cheese before do not be put off by the smell- it will smell when you grate it and when it is cooking but it tastes divine- believe me!

4 tablespoons butter
12 sprigs thyme, strip the leaves from the stems
or other herbs from your garden 
B2 made the one pictured and I am not sure what he used as we didn't have any thyme
 2 large onion, sliced somewhat thickly ( a tad more than 1/4 inch thick)
1 kg. desiree potatoes, washed and very thinly sliced - I use my v-slicer for this
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup grated gruyère
 2 cups grated mozzarella
sea salt and cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 200° C. 
Melt the butter in a 9-10 inch ovenproof frying pan (cast iron is great) over medium heat. 
Add the thyme and onion and cook for 5 minutes. 
Layer the potato, oil, Gruyère, mozzarella, salt and pepper in the frypan.
If you don't have a frypan with a metal handle wrap it with foil before placing it into the oven.
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. 
Turn upside down to serve.
Serve with a tossed salad. 


  1. The photo looks so nice, I'm smelling it through cyberspace, Deanne! It looks like a nice, simple meal that my husband would really enjoy. Thanks for sharing:-)

  2. O yeh I'll be making this one. I must get a fry pan with a handle to put in the oven though as so many receipes call for one..

  3. What a great casserole dish! Thanks for the easy recipe!

    Have a wonderful day!


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