Matt thought it sounded a little crazy. Yeah, crazy good.
I ended up cooking the egg a little longer than I wanted. I was hoping for a little bit of runny yolk to mix in with the vegetables but in worrying whether the white was cooked enough the yolk got cooked through. Judge the baking time on how firm you want your egg & check it from time to time. Make sure to use a tomato at the peak of the season for this because you want it to have a lot of flavor, none of that off-season, tasteless stuff.
Zucchini, Tomato & Egg Tart
1 c all-purpose flour
1/4 t salt
3 oz (4 T) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 T water plus more if needed
Put the flour & salt into a food processor & pulse a few times to blend. Add the butter & pulse until the mixture resembles a course meal. Add the water & pulse. Pinch the dough to see if it holds together. If it doesn't add more water 1/2 teaspoon at a time until it does. Form the dough into two balls. Flatten the balls into discs. Wrap in plastic wrap & chill for 30 minutes.
2 c grated zucchini
1 clove garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 oz cheese, grated
1 large tomato, cut into 4 slices that are then cut into 8 halves
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Put the zucchini in a colander & salt generously. Let sit for about an hour. Rinse with cold water & then squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Mix the zucchini with the garlic, onion & cheese. Season with salt & pepper.
Roll the disc of dough out into circles that are about 1/8-inch thick. Spread the zucchini mixture out in the center of each dough circle leaving an inch of dough uncovered all the way around. Fold the edge up on itself & pinch to create a raised edge.
Whisk one of the eggs with a little water & brush on the edge. Bake on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat for 20 minutes.
Remove the tarts from the oven. Place the tomato slices around the edge of the tart leaving a hole in the center. Crack an egg into the center of each tart. Sprinkle grated Parmesan & some salt & pepper over the top. Bake for 10 - 15 more minutes depending on how hard you want your egg.
Makes 2 individual tarts
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