Tarte Flambe with Softly Scrambled Eggs and Goat Cheese

Alsatian Tarte flambe is a thin-crust pizza layered with caramelized onion and smoky bacon. I up the ante with herbs, scrambled eggs, and[ creamy goat cheese.]

6 servings
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound store-bought pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 pound double-smoked bacon, cut crosswise into lardons (short, thick matchsticks)
  • 2 cups grated sharp white cheddar
  • 1 Fresno chile, finely diced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 ounces soft goat cheese, cut into small pieces and frozen for 5 minutes
  • Whisk together the creme fraiche, parsley, chives, and tarragon in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Divide the dough in half. Roll each piece into a very thin 10-inch rectangle. Brush with oil, place on baking sheets, and bake until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sugar and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels.

  • Divide the creme fraiche between the pizzas, spreading it out. Divide the cheddar on top and then add the onion and bacon. Bake until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a medium nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Add the chile and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Whisk the eggs in a bowl until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Pour the eggs into the pan and stir constantly with a rubber spatula until soft curds form. Add the goat cheese.

  • Divide the eggs between the two pizzas and garnish with more herbs.

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