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Jan 30, 2005 01:02 PM

marion's savory tart

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My French housemate here in Germany just made this savory tart in a matter of minutes. It is delicious and the kitchen smells unbelievably good.

She rolled out a pre-made pizza base (she says her mother normally makes a simple dough out of butter, flour, and a pinch of salt) and pressed it into a rectangular baking pan.
Over this, she spread a generous layer of Dijon mustard.
Sliced 4-5 tomatoes into very thin wedges -- Californian in me sees hothouse and thinks eek! -- and arranged them attractively in rows in pan.
Topped these with a few strips of German cooked ham.
Sprinkled over several generous handfuls of shredded Emmenthaler cheese, and on top of this, about a tsp of dried thyme.
Baked 20 minutes in a hot oven (don't know exactly what temperature, because someone cleaned the stove dials a little too enthusiastically and there are no numbers any more!)

I know it sounds kind of like a pizza, but it is much more fragrant -- all that good Dijon mustard and Emmenthaler. I will be making this one in the future. Hope you enjoy.

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  1. sounds lovely. I will try but possibly with some other flavors. It sounds very similar to a french potato tart I used to make - same principle but on top of the dijon was a mixture of mashed potatoes, cheese, onion and garlic and then a layer of emmenthaler on top. HEAVENLY.

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    1. re: Krissywats

      That tart with the mash potato sounds great...any chance you can post the recipe?

      1. re: Leah

        Sure, but I'll have to find it and I don't have it on the computer but on an actual piece of paper somewhere. I'll post as soon as I track it down.