Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Caramalized Onion, Tomato and Feta Tartlets

I really love those small Tartlets.
An easy made dinner, served with a salad and a nice glass of wine....
Perfect for summer evenings.

Ingredients for 2 servings

4 tartlet baking forms
ready made puff pastry
150g Crème fraiche or sour cream (without herbs! )
100g grated cheese (prefer a mild cheese, the Feta is usually already quite salty! )
2 large eggs
salt, pepper

1 tablespoon of butter
2 medium red onions, halved and very thinly sliced
1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
3 small tomatoes
100g Feta cheese


Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions.
Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until golden, be careful they should not be too dark.
Add sugar and half of the thyme.
Stir again until everything is mix well and set aside.

Line the tartlet baking forms with the puff pastry.
Mix the Crème fraiche with the eggs, the grated cheese, season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Preheat the oven at 200°C.

Generously place the onion mixture over pastry.
Top with thinly sliced tomatoes and crumbled feta.
Now pour in the egg mixture.
In the end sprinkle with remaining thyme leaves.

Place the forms in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until nicely golden brown.

Et voilà

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