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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scallion Tartlets

What do you do when you have a whole pot of scallions in your garden, ready to be harvested? Other than the regular cooking with chicken, prawns, noodles, fried-rice or simply as a garnish, another way of using them up is by making Scallion Tartlets!  Now I know of another way of using the Scallions in my garden, thanks to Martha Stewart!


These Scallion Tartlets are yummy!



Scallions from my garden. The heavy rain has bended some of the leaves. Harvested two bunches to make the filling for these lovely tarts. The scallions are cut to about 2-3" lengths. The recipe calls for Kalamata olives, but I have an opened jar of black olives in my fridge, so I used that instead. Interesting ingredient is finely chopped walnuts, which I used half of the amount calls for. Minced one garlic clove and added that in. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the filling is ready. Note : the filling amount in the recipe seems quite a lot for 8 pieces of 4" tartlets, so I just adjusted to my own estimation. 



Picture on the left : filling without chopped ham
Picture on the right : filling with chopped ham

I used store-bought puff pastry (Kawan-ku Brand), size 4", simply place the thawed pastry on a greased baking sheet. Brush a 1/2-inch border all around the pastry with an egg yolk beaten with a little water. Place the filling on the pastry, leaving the brushed border bare,  and scatter some grated cheese, here I have used Cheddar cheese, all over the filling. I've made four tartlets with these filling and another four which I've added some leftover cooked ham, chopped to small pieces, to the filling. 



Baked for 20 minutes until pastry is puffy and golden. Cool for 2 minutes and enjoy while still warm and delightfully crispy!



Scallion Tartlets with added chopped ham.



Yummilicious! So good with a cup of tea!






I'm linking this post to Cook Like A Star, where the featured chef for this month is Martha Stewart, an event organized by Zoe of Bake from Happy Kids and co-hosted together with Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out and Riceball from Riceball Eats.

I'm sharing this too with :
Food on Friday hosted by Carole's Chatter


Scallion Tartlets
(adapted from Martha Stewart's Pie & Tarts)
All-purpose flour for dusting
1 box store-bought puff pastry, preferably all butter, thawed
8 bunches scallions (2-1/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into matchsticks
1 garlic clove, minced
1 red Thai chile, ribs and seeds removed, minced (omit this)
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, potted and coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large egg yolk, for egg wash
1 teaspoon ice water, for egg wash
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out and trim dough into two 9-inch squares. Cut each piece into 4 squares; place on a parchement-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate or freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  2. Toss togther scallions, garlic, chile, walnuts, olives, and oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk and ice water. Brush 1/2-inch border around edges of dough squares. Divide scallion mixture among squares, leaving 1/4-inch border; sprinkle squares evenly with cheese.
  4. Bake until crust is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.


31 comments:

  1. I loves everything sweet or savoury with puff pastry! And I am sure your scallion tartlets looks absolutely yummy and delicious!

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  2. Ooo seedapnya..can almost taste the flaky crispy pastry with all the goodness of daun bawang..mmm..

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  3. Really cute; gotta try these.
    Rita

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  4. Hi Joyce! The tartlets look so delicious! Amazing that you can grow scallions in your garden, I live in a flat so I won't be able to grow much...

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  5. I would love to taste one little piece of those delicious tartlets, Joyce.

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  6. Joyce , love that homegrown scallions ! Such a versatile plant and most of the time it goes into my stir fries ... And these flaky and buttery deliciousness makes my mouth water :D

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  7. I love these look absolutely delicious!!

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  8. I love using puff pastry for hearty applications :) Great job! Btw, I've announced some ABC recipes for 2013 on the ABC blog. Check it out. I hope you like it :)

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  9. Luce muy rico es una delicia al paladar me encanta,pásalo bien en Navidad,abrazos y abrazos.

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  10. Oh my these tarts look fantastic! what a savoury treat - a wonderful idea
    mary x

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  11. Nice looking savory tarts. Sometimes I grown scallion in my garden too. Great idea of baking with them.

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  12. Hi Joyce,

    Your scallion plants look very green and healthy. My brother was complaining to me that he has to buy a big bunch of scallion and only require 1 stalk for his cooking. I should tell him to grow some in pots.

    Indeed, this is a delicious way to harvest and enjoy your healthy growing scallions!

    Zoe

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  13. Yum! These would make great little appetizers too- perfect for the holidays. :)

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  14. Oh wow, Joyce, please send me a few of these!

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  15. Joyce, your scallion tartlets look very yum! I haven't tried the frozen puff pastry and I'm thinking of experimenting with this recipe over the weekend :)

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  16. Wow these indeed look yummilicious. I guess I am late for tea .... :(

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  17. I have some Kawanku puff pastry in the freezer and also scallions growing in the garden... now I know what I can do with them both.

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  18. such a great idea - i have puff pastry in the freezer and some scallions looking for a home!

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  19. What a great idea! Love the way you presented them in lovely squares & look so yummy. Usually I don't really know what to do with the bunch of scallion bought when most of the recipe only need 1 or 2 stalk! Now I know what I can do with them! Thanks to you again! *^ hehehe Wish you a lovely week ahead, dear Joyce :)

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  20. most of my green onions are used to for garnishing for steamed fish or sometimes fry with eggs. This is a great idea to use them as the 'main star' in a dish! your spring onions now should be very proud! hehehe..

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  21. I keep my spring onions (bought of course!) cut into the length of the container I am keeping them in and they last really long, got this tip from Wendy of Table for 2 or more :) Love the look of these puff pastry tartlets...delicious!

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  22. Very pretty! They make great finger food.

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  23. OOOh this looks great! Your pot full of lovely greens looks beautiful too! Bookmarking this one as I have a party to cater on 30th and will definitely be making this. Will let you know the feedback.
    Oh I really missed you guys and our baking events.

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    1. Hi Anuja, Welcome back! We missed your bakes too! Hope you enjoy these scallion tarts, a great idea to serve for parties, you can use any of your favourite filling too! Enjoy your party!

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  24. thanks for sharing.

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  25. Joy, these look wonderful. I love scallions and yet usually do not associate them with a hot dish, yum!

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  26. This looks simpler than baking chicken pie. Thanks for the recipe.

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  27. inviting dear..Join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog.

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  28. This looks simple and delicious! Perfect for party finger food!

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