Bacon and Egg Tarts

Why not break out of the breakfast mould and try these Bacon and Egg Tarts for lunch?

Bacon and Egg Tarts

Bacon and eggs are a perfect taste combination, so why not break out of the breakfast mould and try these Bacon and Egg Tarts for lunch or tea?

Ingredients (makes four)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
5 rashers of bacon, fat trimmed, chopped
80 g baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup thickened cream
4 eggs

Method
Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan-forced). Pour oil into a frying pan and place over medium heat on the stove. Cook the onions and the bacon for four to five minutes, stirring constantly. Add the spinach and cook until it is just wilted, then remove the frying pan from the heat and add the cream. Season mixture with pepper.

Cut pastry into four circles of approximately 18cm. Place pastry circles on a non-stick baking tray. Divide bacon mixture into four equal parts and spoon it into the centre of the pastry circles, leaving a two centimetre border around the edge. Fold the edges up and pinch them together, leaving about half the mixture exposed at the top.

Break an egg into the middle of each tart and bake for 20 minutes, or until eggs are just cooked. Serve warm





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    go veg!
    15th Feb 2013
    3:04pm
    Thank you, these type of tarts are excellent but there's no need to crucify an animal for them - use herbs and vegies etc instead of bacon. For our environment and own health, we need to get over our obsession with having dead animal in most of our meals. It's not necessary.
    Gillian.P
    15th Feb 2013
    3:05pm
    Lovely idea but to make these even easier line large muffin tins with the pastry, helps to keep their shape and make them ideal for a packed lunch or picnic. Gilly.P
    Anna l
    15th Feb 2013
    3:39pm
    What sort and how much pastry is needed?
    Gillian.P
    15th Feb 2013
    4:02pm
    I use shortcrust, one sheet makes 4, just press the square into the muffin pan overlapping it slightly. You could use a slice of bread, crusts removed and flattened slightly with a rolling pin, sorry go veg! I like a bit of bacon on occasions.
    Anna l
    15th Feb 2013
    4:29pm
    Thanks Gillian
    go veg!
    15th Feb 2013
    6:28pm
    Gillian P, Have you ever thought about the life of a factory farmed pig - an animal with the intelligence of a 3 year old, that doesn't see sun or feel dirt in its life, or the sows that spend almost their entire lives pregnant and in a stall that's scarcely bigger than their body, so they can hardly move a step. Organic pork producers generally give their animals some quality of life so please readers use organic pork if you can't live without ham and bacon. Yes, it's a bit dearer, but think carefully what trivia you spend some of your money on and a little bit to improve animal welfare is an act of kindness.
    Sylvia
    17th Feb 2013
    8:24am
    We have all got to look out for free range eggs, no stall raised pork, it is not everyones answer to this, but it would be a great step forward if shoppers would do their bit and insist on humanely raised products.
    By the way can we use puff pastry for this recipe?


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