Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cooking with Chris

Earlier this afternoon while beginning my Christmas decorating and gift wrapping, I found myself getting hungry for lunch.  I decided to take a break and heat up some leftovers, when to my surprise I smelled a delicious aroma coming from the kitchen...I walked into the room to find my husband slicing a perfectly flaky gourmet tart.  Yes, that's right, my wonderful husband who cleans and does all the dishes without one complaint, can also cook.  I'm not talking about reheating some leftovers or popping a frozen entree into the microwave...I mean he can really hold his own in the kitchen.  Bon Appetit!

Tarte Au Gruyere


One sheet puff pastry (If frozen, defrost following directions on package)
1 small white onion, sliced
5 large marinated mushrooms, sliced (You can also use fresh, whichever you prefer)
½ cup grated gruyere cheese
½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
4 slices thinly sliced capiccola or prosciutto, roughly diced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
Salt and freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a small pan over medium heat, add oil and onions.  Cook until caramelized. 

Meanwhile, roll out pastry dough with a rolling pin until it is almost paper thin (this is to keep the puff pastry from puffing up too much in the oven). 

Flute the edges of the crust and brush with about 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Top pastry with ¾ of the cheese mixture, caramelized onions, capiccola, and mushrooms.  Sprinkle with thyme leaves, salt, freshly ground pepper, and remaining cheese.

Bake for about 15 minutes until edges are puffed and tart is a light golden brown.


Erin said...

Wow,AMAZING!!! I think Chris is pretty wonderful too ;)You've trained him well! Do you think it's to late to train Ronaldi? hahah

Chelsea said...

Yes he is! Hmm..I'll see what I can do!

Brandi said...

This looks soooo good Chelsea! I shouldn't be looking at your blog hungry lol And way to go Chris for being such an awesome husband!

Chelsea said...

Thanks Brandi!

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