QUICK SAVOURY TART
250 g rindless streaky bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
250 g button mushroom, sliced
15 ml butter
30 ml fresh herbs, chopped
OR 10 ml mixed dried herbs
freshly ground pepper, to taste
500 ml (200 g) Cheddar cheese, grated coarsely
250 ml milk
50 ml self-raising flour
Fry bacon in a saucepan. Add onions, mushrooms and butter and sauté lightly.
Add herbs and pepper to above ingredients and layers on bottom of a greased 18 x 28 cm ovenproof dish. Sprinkle the grated cheese over.
Beat eggs, milk and flour together and pour over the ingredients.
Bake in pre-heated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 30 minutes or until set and golden brown.
You can replace the bacon with ham, chopped viennas, cubed bully beef, left over chicken or braaivleis meat/wors cut into bite sized pieces.
Mushrooms can be replaced by red, green or yellow peppers cut into cubes, celery, peppadews etc.
Last night’s quick dinner. I substituted bacon with cheesy chicken viennas, mushrooms with chopped peppadew and thinly sliced celery, milk with cream and the cheese with mature Cheddar. And the onion with spring onion.
Photo: Elsabie Templeton