Let’s just get something out of the way right now, before going any further. I have a serious love for food, and I don’t discriminate. If you read through all these posts, you would definitely notice the words I LOVE in probably every one.
My kids have been into this game lately where they say, “If you had to choose between chocolate and cake, which would you choose?”, “How about cake or ice cream?”, or “If you had to choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?”. They can’t seem to understand when I say I don’t know, that for Mommy, this is the hardest question in the world. I just can’t choose favorites when it comes to food. It would be like choosing between my children.
That’s why I am in LOVE with these Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts from Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics. They combine so many delicious flavors – caramelized onions, parmesan cheese, goat cheese, fresh thyme and basil, and tomato. All these flavors on a round of crispy puff pastry is just heaven to me.
It’s obvious that I thought this recipe was fabulous. It would make a super lunch with a salad, or you could make smaller ones with smaller tomatoes for an appetizer (or just cut it into wedges). I does take a little extra time to caramelize the onions, something you could do ahead. I ate mine for lunch at room temp. and it still tasted out of this world.
Just a note on the tomatoes – I can usually find the Uglyripe (they’re not that ugly) variety during the off-season, and they have a really good flavor and grow large enough for something like this. I would recommend looking for them when it’s not summertime.
Don’t worry, I love you all just the same, you’re all my favorites!