Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recipe 9: salad as a meal challenge

I am stoked that this onion and bacon tart, Flammekuchen, is included in the salad as a meal challenge. The definition of salad is not clear to me, but hey, if it includes Flammekuchen, I like it.
I also like saying the word 'Flammekuchen'. 

 Alsatian Onion and Bacon Tart: Flammekuchen

I made this tart last weekend, and enjoyed it with arguably too much wine, and unarguably, fabulous friends. After one bite my buddy Brock said "Wait, this bacon is legit". May I ask: when is bacon not legit?
Despite being a 'pizza' of sorts, and including bacon, this recipe was actually very light. The dough was made with whole wheat flour, the onions were steamed (a new technique for me), and the sauce was essentially non-fat greek yogurt with added flavorings. I served this flammekuchen along with a beet root salad. Given the fact that that they were sitting on the cutting board looking delicious, I adapted Patricia Wells' recipe to use the beet greens on the tart.

In short: Flammekuch is delicious. Can't wait to make this again.

**Oh yeah, as part of this salad challenge, the publisher, Morrow, will give a free copy of the book, Salad as a Meal, to "two lucky readers" of this blog. Post a comment on any of the Salad Challenge posts if you would like to be included in the drawing, or tweet me at @katekurtz and say something about the #saladasameal challenge, or say "hey, include me in the drawing", or something like that.


  1. Looks yummy! Adding to the list of recipes to try.

  2. I've eaten loads of onion tarts while living in France. It's traditional street food and is easy & delicious when done right. I think success has much to do with cooking the onions perfectly. Yours looks lovely! I might give this a go for a class I'm teaching next month about French market/street food.

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