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Leek and Mimolette tart


Leek and Mimolette tart
This baked tart has a shortcrust pastry case, filled with a layer of chopped, braised leeks topped with a bechamel sauce with eggs and Mimolette cheese.
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Last modified on: March 22th 2015

For 1 tart, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 1 tart 2 tarts 3 tarts

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.43 min.1 hour 16 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 8 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #1
Prepare 3 leeks and chop finely.

Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a large saucepan on medium heat, add the leeks, stir and cover. Turn the heat right down and leave to cook gently in their own juices.

As soon as the leeks are cooked (about 8 minutes), take the lid off, remove form the heat, salt and pepper, then set aside.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #2
Prepare 250 g Bechamel sauce.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #3
Take off the heat and add 2 eggs while beating.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #4
Add 150 g grated cheese (Mimolette if possible) and mix again.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Stage 5 - 12 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #5
Roll out the pastry and line the tart tin or mould.

Spread the leeks evenly in the bottom.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #6
Pour the bechamel sauce on top and spread evenly.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #7
If you have time, decorate the top with small pieces of Mimolette.

Stage 8 - 35 min.
Leek and Mimolette tart : Photo of step #8
Bake for about 35 minutes.

Remarks

This works best with Mimolette, preferably aged, but if you don't have any, use any other cheese you like (Comté, Gruère, Cheddar, etc.).

You can bake the emplty pastry base blind for 10 minutes to make it crisper, but this is not essential.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Deep leek and potato quiche, French custard tart, Quiche Lorraine, Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Gisèle's Pasties, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Scallops au gratin, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Spinach Mornay, Ham "friand" pie, Moussaka, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Croque-monsieur, Gratin of chicken with rice and sautéed mushrooms, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, Smoky potato and potimarron gratin, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken breasts with tarragon, Chicken club sandwich, Greek salad, Seafood sauerkraut, Enchiladas, ... All

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