Happy new year!! I just got back celebrating the new year in Chiang Mai, Thailand... What a beautiful experience.
I'm going to get this year started with a fun way to empty your fridge. The holidays may have left you with a bunch of leftovers that you don't know what to do with. Breakfast tarts are made from delicate puff pastry and are topped with whatever you like! I love classics like egg, prosciutto, spinach, and cheese; but these babies have infinite possibilities. Pesto, sundried tomatoes, leftover rotisserie chicken, smoked salmon, arugula, asparagus, even good ole ham and cheese.
These are great for entertaining or weekend brunch when you've got a little time to bake up these beautiful tarts. Get creative with it and use your favorite flavor combos :) let's get cookin!
What You Need:
- 1 package puff pastry
- Eggs + 1 egg for egg wash
- Prosciutto, shredded chicken, or your favorite protein
- Spinach, arugula, or your favorite green
- Your favorite cheese, I used freshly shaved Parmesan
- Optional: other veggies such as shallots, asparagus, and garnishes like green onion and cilantro
- Salt and pepper
What To Do:
- Preheat your oven to 400F.
- Gently unfold your frozen puff pastry on a lightly floured surface.
- Use a paring knife to divide each puff pastry sheet into 4 tarts.
Lightly score a border around all 4 sides, about 1/2" inward from the outside edge of the puff pastry. This will help the outer edge of the puff pastry to rise and keep the rest of the toppings in.
- Brush the puff pastry with egg wash and place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Pre-bake (or blind bake) the puff pastry for 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to rise.
- Remove the puff pastry from the oven and start to assemble your tarts! This part is completely free-form. Sprinkle them with cheese, create prosciutto/bacon/chicken nests and crack an egg in the middle, add some veggies, and season it all with salt and pepper.
- Bake the tarts for 15-20 minutes or until the puff pastry is golden brown and the egg whites are set. Remove them from the oven and garnish with your favorite herbs. Serve hot.
This is a great way to make breakfast and get rid of whatever's in your fridge. You can customize them to your liking - try pesto, sundried tomatoes, avocado...this is why I love breakfast/brunch! There are seriously so many options. Or make a breakfast tart station and have your family create their own tarts :)
If you've tried any recipes from the blog, let me know! Take a pic and tag #brokeandcooking :)
Have a great start to this year - write down your goals and make active steps to achieve them. Trust in yourself and your power! :) xoxo