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Yes Jeanne, its a savoury! Bet that surprised you!

For the perplexed the lovely Cooksister set me the theme of Tarts for this months Waiter Try Out . The event alternates host between myself, Jeanne and Johanna The Passionate Cook each month. For December each of us is to assign another host one of the Waiter themes from 2008; Jeanne selected Topless Tarts for me with the erroneous assumption that I would go for one of the many dessert options. Admittedly I was mighty tempted but ran with this Potato Tart from The Food Traveller.

As per the instructions I substituted Taleggio for the suggested Strachitunt cheese; the former being stocked locally the other meeting blank stares from the deli staff. As an addition a sprinkling of parsley adds a little colour. The pastry I made myself using a mixture of butter and lard (’cause I had a smidge stuck in the fridge).

The wine match was less successful; I should have opted for a crisp Italian white as the ‘on offer at Waitrose’ Loire Sauvignon was lacklustre and disappointing; certainly not worth a write-up on Spittoon.

What remained of the tart was served with Lamb Shanks the following day. Next time, and there will be a next time, I’m thinking a layer of spinach and/or pancetta would make for a worthy addition.

The Food Traveller's Potato Tart


  1. Francesco says:

    Go with Spinach for light or Bacon for heavy …. I like the former!
    I came on visit to check if you needed somebody for DMBLGIT and I see you tried an old recipe of mine …. nice. So, you still need to cover some DMBLGIT month?

  2. Nice manly looking food. Something to sink your teeth into in this cold weather!

  3. Adding the spinach sounds like winner. Looks delicious!

  4. Jeanne says:

    I am duly surprised…! Tart looks truly amazing, I must say. Definitely bookmarking it :) So are we going to see a a brief roundup for this event? Maybe at the same time as promoting the January edition? ;-)


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