Plant-based French-style onion pie (Tarte a l’Oignon-inspired) // A grandchild in my kitchen
🌱🧅🍕🇫🇷 Grandma Sita learns with Raphael how to make delicious French-style onion pie. This yummy plant-based recipe is inspired by the popular Tarte A L’oignon which is a classic French onion pie. It can be a very quick easy recipe if you start with a pre-made pie dough, and with a simple salad on the side, it makes a perfect plant-based meal.
😋 This French onion pie is simple, healthy, and so tasty. There are just lots of braised onions, wine, herbs, a little olive oil, and salt. You can change the recipe according to your taste, so have fun experimenting, but don’t forget to cook up some complementary plant-based food like salad or roast veggies.
🧓🏻💙 Grandma Sita’s tip: to get through this recipe without crying your eyes out, follow Grandma Sita’s advice and «wear swimming goggles to prevent tears. » A proven method.
➡️ Homemade Tarte A L’oignon is very popular in France. This old-fashioned French onion pie recipe combines simple but quality ingredients to produce a deliciously and depth of flavor pie that will take you to some great ideas and inspiration!
🤗🌎 Grandma Sita looks forward to the weekends because that’s the time she invites a grandchild into her kitchen to cook popular dishes from their countries and together get inspired to twist them into delicious new plant-based meals. Sustainability tastes great everywhere!
FOR THE DOUGH
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup warm water
A pinch of salt
Tip: For this recipe, make whatever dough you like (e.g. shortcrust, pizza, empanada,…) all doughs work well.
FOR THE TOPPING
1kg onions (red, white, your choice)
4 cloves garlic
1 sprig of thyme, savory, and oregano (any other mix of herbs, your choice)
½ cup olive oil
1 bottle of wine (red, white, your choice)
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
*For the dough
1. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) together in a medium bowl.
2. Pour the warm water and knead a couple of times to just barely mix the dough.
3. Pour the olive oil and knead for 5 minutes until the dough is homogeneous and forms a ball that pulls away from the edges of the bowl.
4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
*For the topping
1. Preheat the oven to 180 º C.
2. Cut the onions and garlic, thinly sliced.
3. Spread the dough onto an oiled and floured baking sheet on a baking tray.
4. Bake for 10 minutes until the crust is a bit golden brown.
5. In a large pan, on low heat fry in olive oil the sliced onions with chopped garlic cloves.
6. Once the onions are starting to get transparent, add wine, then mix herbs (thyme, savory, and oregano), mustard, and honey (optional). Let evaporate a bit, should not be liquid.
7. Take the pie from the oven, and let stand for 5 minutes before spreading the fried mixed onions on top.
8. Bake for 10 minutes until it looks nice.
9. Serve warm or at room temperature and Bon appetite!
DID YOU KNOW?
Whilst the dish may have its origins in French cuisine (Tarte a L’Oignon), this was a food traditionally popular with the working classes of Northern England, due to a combination of relatively cheap ingredients which provided sustenance to workers, particularly in the mining, steel, and manufacturing industries. / Source: Wikipedia.