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Red Potato And Goat Cheese Tart With Frisee And Bacon Salad

Ingredients
  Red bliss potatoes 10 Medium, washed and dried
  Olive oil 10 Tablespoon (1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoon)
  Ground cumin 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh rosemary 1 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Bacon strip 12 , diced
  Semi soft goat cheese 1⁄2 Pound
  Flour tortillas 6 (Store Brought)
  Chopped fresh chives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mustard oil 6 Tablespoon
  Tarragon vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Frisee head 1 Large, trimmed, rinsed, and dried
  Baby spinach leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), trimmed, rinsed, and dried
  Goat cheese fondue 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olivada 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cored peeled seeded tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), diced
  Basil oil 3 Tablespoon
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Assemble the mise en place trays.
2. In a shallow roasting pan, combine the potatoes with 1/4 cup of the olive oil, the cumin, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste, and toss to coat. Roast for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Set aside to cool.
3. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized saute pan, cook the diced bacon over medium-low heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until crisp. Lift the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat, and set the pan aside to use for the vinaigrette.
4. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
5. Cut the tortillas into 4 1/2-inch rounds. Generously coat each one with the goat cheese mixture.
6. Slice the cooked potatoes crosswise into thin slices. Arrange them overlapping slightly, around the edges of the tortillas. Sprinkle with the chives, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
7. Set the pan with the bacon fat over low heat. Stir in the mustard oil and vinegar. Cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, or until the vinaigrette is well blended and warm. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.
8. Divide the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil between 2 large skillets and heat over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, lay 3 tortilla tarts, potato side down, in each pan. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the potatoes are crisp. Carefully turn and cook for 1 additional minute longer, or until the tortillas are crisp. Remove from the skillets and drain on paper towels.
9. In a large bowl, combine the frisee and spinach with the cooked bacon. Pour the warm vinaigrette over the top, and toss to coat. Arrange the salad on 6 plates. Lay the warm tarts on top and spoon some Goat Cheese Fondue, olivada, and diced tomatoes on top of the tarts. Drizzle with Basil Oil. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Browned
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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