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Alsatian Bacon & Onion Tartlets    (printer friendly)
Quick and easy if you buy pre-made tartlet shells. Great to make ahead and freeze.

Alsatian Bacon & Onion Tartlets2 large onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper

1 large egg
1/2 cup heavy cream
Pinch of nutmeg

1/2 pound bacon, sliced into matchsticks

2 dozen, ready-made, one-inch tart shells

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Add sliced onions and cook until soft and lightly browned. Add salt and pepper to taste, then cook 5-10 more minutes until lightly caramelized. Remove from heat.

3. While the onions are cooking, cook the sliced bacon over low heat until lightly golden brown but not crisp.

4. In a small bowl, beat the egg and cream together. Add a pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg.

5. Spoon onions into uncooked tartlet shells, then gently pour in cream mixture and top with a sprinkle of bacon. Bake 15-20 minutes (on a baking sheet to catch drips) until tartlet shells are golden.

The baked tartlets may be frozen in a tightly covered container. To reheat, place frozen tartlets on a pan in a 400F oven until hot, about 10 minutes.