What to do with all those gorgeous tomatoes that the garden is happily churning out? Well, put them in your face, somehow.
I love me a good tomato pie or tart, and I found this gorgeous recipe over at myrecipes.com for an Herbed Tomato Tart. I tweaked it a bit to work with what I had, but still, you get the picture.
– Approx. 3 mediumish heirloom tomatoes
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1) (17.3 oz) package of frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed
– 8 oz of shredded mozzarella cheese
– 4 oz of crumbled feta cheese
– 1 garlic clove, finely minced
– 1/4 cup finely chopped assorted herbs (I used sage, rosemary, and basil all straight outs the garden)
– 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
– sea salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Finely slice the tomatoes and lay them out in a single layer on paper towels, sprinkle with the 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and let sit for a half hour or so to wick away the excess moisture.
Place one of your thawed pastry sheets (two come in the box) on an un-greased baking sheet. From the remaining sheet, cut four 1-inch wide strips, and use these to build a frame around the edges of the first pastry sheet (refer to photo below).
Bake for around 14 minutes, or until the pastry starts to turn a golden brown.
Once it’s done, remove from the oven and sprinkle on your mozzarella and feta cheeses. Sprinkle the minced garlic over this. Blot the tops of the tomatoes with a paper towel, and then lay them out across the cheese in more or less a single layer. Top this with your chopped herbs, and then drizzle your olive oil over it all.
Pop it back in the oven for another 14-15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. If you like a little extra salt in your craw, sprinkle some flaky sea salt over the top and serve immediately (though, I gotta say, it tastes pretty darned good cold, too).
Here’s a photo bomb of the process for ya:
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