Challenging Arts & Crafts

Crispy Zucchini Tart

Hello everyone! 

I have here a different method of cooking zucchini and I develop it into a very simple but a very yummy tart experience. You may not believe this, but  I have used the same ingredients for the Zucchini Crunchies that I posted about 3 days ago. Same ingredients and almost the same method of preparation and it´s exactly what I used for the fillings of this tart. The only difference is....I used a Filo Pastry Dough for a crispy tart. Come and have a go on this recipe, you´ll love it!

Zucchini Tart

2 ready made Filo pastry dough
4 med zucchini, grated
1 medium onion, very finely chopped
1 cups bread crumbs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese  or gouda cheese 
2 eggs, 1 egg yolk to brush the top of the pasry dough
1 tsp ground cummin (optional) 
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
2 tsps salt 

Instructions: Preheat the oven at 190°C

1.  In a bowl, grate the zucchini, add salt, carefully combined with your hands 
    and let it stand for about 20 minutes. The salt will help release the liquid 
    from the zucchini.

2. Place a clean cloth in another bowl and pour zucchini wringing out its liquid   
    until all water is squeezed-out, discard the liquid.

3. Place zucchini in a bowl, add the onions, breadcrumbs, cheddar cheese, eggs, 
   garlic powder, ground cummins (optional) and pepper. Mix well until the 
   ingredients are well blended.

5. Roll-out the 1st pastry dough, do not remove the paper lining. With a spatula, 
    spread the zucchini mixture onto the dough carefully covering it until 
   about 3 cm from each of the four sides. Roll-out the 2nd pastry dough and cut 
   4 strips at 3cm each, set aside. Cut 1 cm strips and arrange these on top of the 
   zucchini (see photo below) as grids. Place the 4 bigger strips on each side to close    edge of the tart. Prick the dough with a fork to prevent bubbling.


6. Brush the pastry dough with battered egg yolk  and place the tray in the 
   middle oven rack. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the tart becomes crispy 
  and golden brown in color. Can be served as a snack or main dish

Happy Baking!!!