This delicious clafoutis tart steps away from its sweet roots and goes towards savory. Tomatoes, onions, herbs and cheese make it irresistible.
Hello, my friends. It’s the second Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means, right? It means that the game is afoot … the Blogger C.L.U.E. Society game, that is. Last month, our gracious host gave me the name of a blogger and she and I were the only two people who knew the name. Over these last four weeks, I’ve pored over ‘my’ blogger’s site, drooling over her amazing creations and having a hard time deciding what to share with you. Christy Majors from Confessions of a Culinary Diva made it really hard for me to choose just one dish though. Since it’s been rainy and cold here, I was dying to dive into Christy’s Lobster & Mushroom Paella. Talk about comfort food taken to a new level. I also wanted to try the Spaghetti Carbonara (you know how much I love the stuff!), but I was pretty sure my family would stage a coup if I strayed from my version of that dish, so I kept looking.
What finally brought me to the Savory Clafoutis was the fact that I was browsing through Confessions of a Culinary Diva before breakfast and my tummy growled as soon as I saw the photo on the page. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is.
I was alone so I was able to make this the way I wanted and enjoy every bite in peace and quiet, without the comments from my tomato and feta disliking loved ones. Yea me.
My clafoutis looks totally different than Christy’s, and it’s all thanks to her encouraging her readers to think outside the recipe and swap out what’s in the fridge for any specific ingredients we don’t have.
I had to do that. Cherry tomatoes became vine ripe tomatoes in thick slices. Honey was subbed for sugar and ground pecans for the almonds. I also used feta cheese instead of Mozzarella (which is what I think is in Christy’s original, insanely delicious-looking version).
It was easy enough to whisk everything together, pour it over the slices in a dish and bake it until golden.
Sage thyme, tomatoes, garlic and feta. Do you even need to ask how delicious it was?
- 1 or two large tomatoes, in thick slices
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Scant ½ cup finely chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 7 tablespoons sour cream
- 7 tablespoons Buttermilk (or regular milk)
- 1 cup feta cheese
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 spring onions diced
- 1 cup chopped fresh herbs of your choice (I used thyme, parsley and sage)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a 7 ½ by 4 inch baking dish or pan.
- Place tomato slices evenly across bottom of the prepared dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, honey, salt and pepper until pale yellow and thick. Fold in the nuts and flour, then stir in the sour cream.
- Add the cheese, spring onions and freshly chopped herbs. Make sure the ingredients are well mixed.
- Pour the batter over the tomatoes and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
As you know from the last two second Wednesdays of the month, the Blogger C.L.U.E. Society is a group of food bloggers who play a game together; sneaking around each other’s sites and surprising one another with the dishes we make from what we find. It’s our chance to have fun together and since you’re here, you get to be a part of the game. I’d love it if you’d take a minute and check out the other players. Heck, you may even find the person who got Taking On Magazines as their blog before I do. If you do discover who it was, let me know, okay?
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