Thursday, March 1, 2012

Late to the party with Onion and Gruyere Tartlets


By entertainment-world standards, the Grammys are already old news. In the couple weeks since, the Oscars have come and gone, and unfortunately apparently Snooki got pregnant. But since I, in all my hipness, hardly knew a single artist that was up for a Grammy anyway, I may as well blog about them weeks late, right?

I have to admit that I was a bit horrified when I looked at the list of nominees this year. Aside from Adele, who you’d have to be living in a cave with no internet not to know, there were only a handful of others I recognized. I had a moment of, “Oh my gosh, what’s happened to the music world?” followed by a panicked, “Oh my gosh, how old am I?” Truth is, I don’t listen to the radio, so I rarely hear new stuff. The satellite in the car is usually set to “Deep Tracks” or “The Bridge” and you don’t get a lot of Nicki Minaj going on there. And I’m perfectly happy in my Deep Tracks world, thank you very much…

Anyway, a big digression to get to these:



All I really wanted to do was share this dish that I made for a Grammy cocktail party menu, because even though I’m way late to the Grammy party, these tartlets are too perfect not to shout about from the rooftops.


Do you ever have those moments when you bite into something you’ve made and “Hallelujah” starts playing in your head because it’s that good? Well, this was one of those moments. It’s hard to go wrong with balsamic caramelized onions and two kinds of cheese, and I love everything else about these, from the hint of thyme, to the texture of the filling.


So click here and then just ignore all the Grammy-babble at  the top and scroll down to the recipe. It’s worth it, I promise. (There’s also a grilled shrimp cocktail recipe that isn’t too shabby either.)


21 comments:

  1. I didn't even bother watching for the same reason as you; I don't know any of the artists (and in many cases, that's too complimentary a word). I would, however, make these tarts just for the sake of having them to eat. They look and sound delicious (so does the shrimp).

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  2. LOOVE this! What an awesome appetizer to have at a party or a cocktail hour or even a wedding!

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  3. I don't watch the Grammy's or any award shows for that matter but I wouldn't mind being invited to a non-viewing party starring these two dishes! They both look incredible, really loving the onion tartlets, right up my alley!

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  4. Those tarts look so perfect! You've truly outdone yourself!

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  5. These look so YUMMY!

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  6. Oooooh, can I get a whole tray please? these look to die for!

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  7. I was in a car for 5 hours listening to the radio announce that Snooki was preggers but not once did they say the baby daddy. These little tartlets look delicious!

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  8. Woah, I need to visit soon! All this looks amazing!

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  9. Oh man! I have a whole block of gruyere in my fridge that needs using and I need to find a way to make these!

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  10. These tartlets and the grilled shrimp are on my next to-do list.

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  11. wish I was in the party :) Love that grilled shrimp too ..one of my all time fav !

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  12. I need to end the week with a good dish...and this tartlet recipe is what I am actually looking for. Will def try! Thanks!

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  13. You know you're old when your favorite live performance was Paul McCartney ;) I love The Bridge too.

    Love those onion tarts! I just grabbed the recipe.

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  14. Yum ! This is great as party foods

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  15. The Grammys were worth it this year to see Sir Paul and Adele perform. I have Sirius in my car...and I rotate between Classic Rewind, Classic Vinyl, and First Wave. I do try to stay up with music, but love my old faves!! These tars are so pretty...I would gladly eat them, even after awards season!!

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  16. I never used to miss this, but now I couldn't be bothered; What a nice selection of goodies; those tarts are calling me.
    Rita

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  17. These tarts look absolutely perfect! Consider this bookmarked.

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  18. These tarts are a perfect party starter :D
    They look super delish!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  19. This might be a silly question, but did you use puff pastry or shortcrust for this recipe?

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    1. Coco, I just used a refrigerated premade pie crust. Any basic pie crust would work.

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