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Croque Monsieur Tart

In cheese, savory, tart on June 2, 2010 at 10:29

Week 16 | 5.31.2010

It’s picnic time! The weather is beautiful and warm again, never a better time to be outdoors enjoying the sun.

Savory tarts make the perfect picnic food, an exciting alternative to a ham and cheese sandwich. But simple ham and cheese can also be wonderful! The Croque monsieur, French for “Mister Crunch?” is a hot sandwich of melted swiss cheese and ham.  I’ll be dressing it up a tiny bit more with a flaky crust and an eggy custard to hold together the bits of ham and cheese.

Let’s picnic!

Thursday

Gluten-free tart shell. It works? It works! Flaky, flavorful, buttery and tender. Gluten-free (baking) is the latest rage. A mix of half a dozen different flour alternatives – brown rice, quinoa, spelt, tapicoa, potato – mustard, eggs and herbs for flavor, and a good knob of trusty butter to keep it all together.

Cheese and ham speak for themselves.

* Where’s the picture? Ooops… Excitement + forgetfulness = no photo this week.

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