Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spring Green Tart

  • 1 frozen sheet all-butter puff pastry
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 large bunch of rainbow chard, center ribs removed, roughly chopped
  • handful of trimmed hon tsai tai
  • 3 bunches sliced green garlic
  • 1 tsp. thyme leaves
  • 1/2 c. low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp. cream
  • 6 oz. goat cheese
  • salt/pepper
  • olive oil

Preheat oven to 400.Defrost puff pastry (I wrap the folded piece in a damp towel) and unroll it on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Score a 1/4-inch border around the edge of the pastry. Mix one egg yolk and a splash of water, and brush along the border. Chill the pastry in the freezer until ready to use.Heat a large saute pan over high heat, and add tbsp. olive oil. Then add thyme and 1/2 the green garlic, and saute for a few minutes. Then add the chard and the han tsai tai, tossing in oil to help them wilt. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until greens are tender. Set aside to cool.Mix cottage cheese, remaining egg yolk, cream, splash of olive oil, salt and pepper together in a bowl (If you'd like it really smooth, you can puree in food processor).Spread cottage cheese mixture on the puff pastry inside the scored border. Crumble half of the goat cheese over the cottage cheese, arrange the cooked greens on top, and sprinkle with the rest of the green garlic. Then distribute the last of the goat cheese on top.Bake the tart for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and crust is golden brown. Cool a few minutes and serve.

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