Onion Tart can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The best time of the day I enjoy eating Onion Tart is lunch. The reason is that it is simple enough to eat with a side of salad. Just so you know before I go on, this dish is also called French Tarte a L’Oignon and my recipe uses prosciutto and sometimes I also add ham. The saltiness of the prosciutto complements the flavor of the onions.
French cuisine has had a large influence in the French Caribbean speaking islands. As delicious Onion Tart or Quiche is, it can also be time-consuming if using a homemade dough. To shorten the time for preparing a pre-made pie shell or tin shell can be bought in advance and must be baked slightly before pouring the mixture. As this may be the easiest and quickest way to make this recipe, there is nothing better than preparing your own dough. That may sound really strange for the people who know me.
I dislike rolling dough. Yes, I am saying it again. But wait! This dough is not the same as the other ones where you have to keep rolling until you feel as if your arms are coming off. I know I am exaggerating a bit but any excuse to get out of making complicated dough will work for me.
The taste of Swiss cheese is a bit mild but still delicious. It is better to use because of the saltiness of the ham or prosciutto. If using a cheese with a strong flavor reduce the ham content. When thyme and basil are cooked with onions, they really complement each other and the aroma is splendid.
Make this recipe today to avoid eating a boring lunch.