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Pea, potato and carrot tart  Our original home cooking

This vegetable tart is very suitable if you have to plan a dinner party, a birthday party for your kids too, a meal, buffet style .... You can cook its shell the day before and assemble it just before serving or some hours ahead!

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Pea, potato and carrot tart

Ingredients / Serves 6

  • 400g (14 ounces) rich shortcrust pastry for salt preparations
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 400g (14 ounces) can vegetables (peas, potatoes, carrots)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Time:
    preparation: 20 minutes
    plus time for rich shortcrust pastry
    cooking: 40 minutes
    total: 1 hour
  • Difficulty:
    medium difficulty
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 417 (kcal) 21 % GDA (*)- 1746 (kJ)
    Protein: 10.6 (g) 22 % GDA
    Total fat: 27.7 (g) 40 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 33.2 (g) 13 % GDA
    Sugars: 0.9 (g) 1 % GDA

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Vegetable tart recipe

Preparation and cooking

  • - Prepare salt rich shortcrust pastry. Link to my recipe below!
    Remember to double its doses.
    Let it rest for almost half an hour in a cool place.
  • - Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • - Butter a 10-inch round tart tin or a rectangular one.
  • - Using a long pasta rolling pin, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1-2cm (1/2-3/4in).
    Line bottom and sides of tart tin with dough.
    Prick its bottom with a fork and cover with a piece of baking parchment or foil, larger than tin.
    Fill with dried beans or rice.
    Bake, 20 to 25 minutes, or until your pastry is set and rim looks dry and just golden.
    Remove to a wire rack to cool and then remove paper and weights.
    Your pastry shell is now ready for filling.
  • - Meanwhile steam 3 medium size potatoes.
    When they are still warm, peel and purée them in a blender or food processor until smooth.
    Season puréed potatoes with dried herbs, olive oil and salt.
  • - Drain canned vegetables very well.
  • - Spread 2/3 of potato mixture on the bottom of pastry shell.
    Mix remaining part with vegetables, stirring gently.
    Arrange potato-and-vegetable mixture on your tart top and garnish with quartered or sliced hard boiled eggs.

Just before serving

  • - Your savory tart is ready to serve.

Note

Tips

  • - I prepare fresh vegetables when I have time. I clean, wash, cube and steam them.

Menu planning

  • - As I've just written, this vegetable tart made with carrots, peas and potatoes is a perfect choice for your get-togethers, included party menus for your kids.

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Healthy eating

  • - Calories, fats and sugars are certainly targeted at those who want to prepare this vegetable tart for their everyday menu. As you can see this recipe is not low-calorie and portion is not satisfied. This is why I recommend it only for special occasions.

Loretta

What's the right wine for " Pea, potato and carrot tart "?

Pair Riviera del Garda Bresciano Chiaretto (wine from Lombardy - Italy) to this vegetable tart. Anyway you have to consider the other courses that complete your menu to make final choice.