Boy, things sure aren't made as well as they used to be. I bought a new speaker system for our computer a few months ago. The old one only worked out of one speaker, so half of the music was muted or missing, and it went through a "subwoofer" with a big hole carved out of its back, where we tried to fix a short in it... Anyway. I was so happy with this new system! It has one of those neato little control pod things so you can plug headphones in or control volume right on top of your desk... but now this one has a short too! It only works in both speakers if you press down on the top of the control pod just right. So I taped it. Maybe I'm lazy, I just don't care enough to go get a new one, or get this one fixed... Ah well! This is me, rambling. On to the food!
Potato and Onion Tart (adapted slightly from Hizzoners Deli)
2 tablespoons butter
about a teaspoon of fresh thyme leaves
1 large onion, sliced a little more than 1/4 inch thick (we like sweet onions for this)
1 lb red potatoes, washed and sliced very thin
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1 cup shredded mozzarella (don't use preshredded!)
kosher salt and black pepper
Preheat your oven to 400°. Start heating an oven-safe skillet (like cast iron!) over medium-high heat. Place the butter in to melt. Place the onion slices in a single layer over the melted butter, cut side down. Cook for 5-8 minutes, till the onions are softened. Combine the potatoes, oil, cheeses, salt and pepper in a bowl stir till evenly distributed and coated.
Pour the potato mixture over the onions, spread evenly, and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Turn upside down to serve...
Okay, this is what the picture from the website looked like...
Isn't it gorgeous?? Yeah, mine didn't turn out like that. At all. I think my cast iron skillet isn't as non-stick as it should be... I just had a pile of onions and potatoes. Darn. BUT.... No fear!! As soon as I tasted them, it no longer mattered. So maybe you'll get a gorgeous one like this. Or maybe you'll have a pile like me. Either way, it's positively delectable!
It looked fabulous when we pulled it out of the oven! All browned and bubbly, with that sweet caramelized onion smell... Mmmm...
And then we flipped it over... Sigh. Well, no matter! It is a pile of deliciousness. Soft, sweet, caramelized onions, lightly cheesy creamy potatoes...
It's like the best potato gratin I've ever had, but with onions! Which I don't often say is a good thing...
But in this case, it absolutely is. If you are less of an onion fan, I highly recommend trying sweet onions. They just might convert you!
Ah, the perfect bite. Soft, sweet onions with tender, creamy potatoes. Yum!! We wish we could make this again soon, but we're trying to be healthier, and this is NOT healthy. But ohhh, so yummy! Either way, it made it on the "The List".