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Eggplant Tomato Tart

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Recipe tart dough
  • 4 Japanese eggplants
  • 1/3 c Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 c Light cream or half-and-half
  • Nutmeg
  • 1/2 c Basil leaves, loosely packed
  • -and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c Guyere or Provolone, grated


PREPARE THE TART DOUGH. Partially prebake it and set it aside. Preheat the
oven to 450F. Slice the eggplants into rounds or diagonal pieces about
3/8-inch thick. Coat a baking sheet with a film of oil; then lay down the
eggplant slices. Brush the surface generously with plenty of oil so the
eggplant will not dry out; excess oil can always be blotted up later with
paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and bake in a 450F-to-500F oven
until the eggplant slices are lightly browned and tender, but not
completely soft, about 10 minutes each sidethey will bake further in the
tart. Bring a pan of water to a boil, plunge in the tomatoes to a count of
10, and immediately remove them to a bowl of cold water to stop the
cooking. When they have cooled, peel them, then slice off ends, pull out
the pulp and seeds with your fingers, then slice them into rounds as thick
as the eggplant. (If the tomatoes are large, then cut the slices in half.)
Set the oven heat at 375F; beat the eggs and the egg yolk together then
whisk in the light cream. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, several grindings of black
pepper, a few scrapings of nutmeg, and the basil. Scatter the cheese over
the surface of the partially baked crust. Loosely layer the eggplant and
tomatoes over the cheese; then pour the custard over all. Bake the tart
until the custard is set and the surface is goldenabout 35-to-40 minutes.
Let it cool at least 10 minutes before serving. This tart would go nicely
with a California pinot noir. Makes one 9-inch tart.

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