Enjoy a flavour-packed South African bite by preparing this ham and cheese savoury tart. It is just what you need for a hearty, simple family meal. However, this ham and cheese savoury tart is also perfect to serve as a piquant bite with a variety of sweet treats on a snack table.
This savoury tart recipe is one of those coming down the generations and it never fails to please everyone fortunate enough to get a slice. If you decide to prepare this ham and cheese savoury tart as a meal, serve it with a green side salad for a balanced meal.
The best part is that this tart stores really well. You can keep it in the fridge for up to three or four days. However, it is doubtful if you will have any leftovers to store, because this salty bite is incredibly delicious. Let us know in the comments section of this recipe if you have tried this South African recipe.
Ham and cheese savoury tart recipe
Course: MainCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
15 ml olive oil
15 ml butter, and extra for greasing
2 onions, finely chopped
500 g raw bacon, chopped into bite-sized pieces
30 g chives, finely chopped
250 ml grated cheddar
4 large eggs, whisked
400 ml milk
90 g flour, sieved
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Fry the onions in the butter and oil in a large frying pan until softened.
Add the bacon pieces to the onions and fry on a high heat to brown the meat and get it fully cooked. Be careful not to burn so lower the heat if necessary.
Remove from the heat and place it in a large mixing bowl to cool down.
Stir in the grated cheese and chives.
In another bowl, prepare the batter by mixing the eggs, milk and flour.
Grease a pie dish, measuring at 30 cm, with butter.
Spoon the bacon mixture in the pie dish and spread the contents evenly.
Pour the batter in and even out the filling.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the top is golden and the center cooked.
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