Let's talk about bacon grease....there is nothing better for frying than this lovely and extravagant culinary wonder. I love bacon...but my absolute favorite is maple bacon. I don't mean the flavored kind that you purchase packaged in the store. I am talking about thick cut applewood smoked bacon that is cooked on a rack in a jelly roll pan in the oven and then just as it gets crispy, it is brushed on both sides with REAL maple syrup from New England (New Hampshire / Vermont). There is nothing like real maple syrup. So, I am going to crumble the bacon and use it in the tart and then use the bacon grease to fry the green tomatoes in......this will be heavenly!!!
I am also adding caramelized Vidalia onions to the tart......this should be a wonderful addition.
I also bought a loaf of ciabatta bread, from which I will make fresh bread crumbs to coat the tomatoes with. I am still considering what herbs I might add to the breadcrumbs......maybe none because of all the flavor that the bacon grease will have.
Additionally, I am working on a mix of cheeses, cream and eggs for the filling. I am very excited about this test recipe.
For the tart shell, I am making a savory shortbread dough and considering what herbs I may add.
Keep your fingers crossed......as soon as I have a workable recipe, I will post it for y'all.
Have a great evening,