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Courgette tart with mint

Courgette tart with mint

Fried rounds of courgette in a puff pastry case with a feta and mint filling. You will find that this combination of feta with mint gives an agreeable fresh lift to this tart.

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Last modified on: June 11th 2011

For 1 tart, you will need:

Change for: 1 tart 2 tarts 3 tarts

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.50 min.1 hour 23 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
5 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #1 Roll out 200 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) in a circle, prick all over, then use to line a tart tin or mould. Put to wait in the fridge.
Stage 2
10 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #2 Prepare 3 courgettes, then slice fairly thinly, using a mandolin if you have one - it makes the job much easier.
Stage 3
10 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #3 Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a non-stick frying pan over high heat. As soon as it's nice and hot, add the sliced courgettes and cook for a few minutes. They should still be slightly crunchy.

Set aside. If any liquid has come out of the courgettes, drain them thoroughly in a sieve or colander.
Stage 4
3 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #4 Cut 200 g feta into small pieces.
Stage 5
5 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #5 Wash 1 handful fresh mint leaves, dry and chop roughly with a knife or scissors.

You can add any other herbs you like. I have used parley and thyme here, but this is not essential.
Stage 6
3 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #6 Pour 200 ml cream into a bowl, add the diced feta, salt and pepper.

Add the mint and mix.
Stage 7
5 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #7 Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F).

Take the pastry case out of the fridge, and arrange the courgette slices in the bottom.
Stage 8
2 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #8 Pour the cream-feta-herb mixture on top, then cook for 30-40 minutes.
Stage 9
40 min.
Courgette tart with mint : Photo of step #9 You can put the tart under the grill for a few minutes at the end to brown the top.

Remarks

For a smoother filling mixture, you can use a hand blender to combine the cream with the feta and herbs.

If you don't like feta, you can just leave it out, or replace it with mozarella or a blue cheese like roquefort, but the taste will be very different. The essence of this recipe is the combination of courgette and mint.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
244548 gr76 gr217 gr
122 %18 %7 %33 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1763 gr5 gr16 gr
9 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 1 tart : 7.17 €

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And to drink?: Try a Cabernet-Sauvignon rosé from the Pays d'Oc produced by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, chilled but not too cold. Under this name, seen as somewhat pompous and "Old France", lurks a producer with a broad range of wines (the enlightened opinion of my friend Robert, who introduced me to them).
Source: Home-made
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