Ricotta tarts with crispy kale
( MAKES 6 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
Usually I have pastry cases in the freezer and on this occasion I was in luck. They were thawed, then filled with this simple, tasty garlic ricotta mixture and served warm with crispy prosciutto and kale. Be sure to keep an eye on the kale as it is bound to burn the minute you look away.
- Preheat an oven to 180C.
- To make the pastry: place the flour, salt and butter in a processor and blitz until crumbly. Add the egg and mix until a dough forms. Roll on a lightly floured bench. Line 6 x 10cm tart tins. Bake the pastry blind for 15 minutes. Remove.
- For the filling: mix the ricotta, egg, garlic and pesto in a small bowl. Spoon into the tart shells and bake for a further 10 minutes. Remove.
- For the topping: cook the prosciutto in a frying pan until crispy. Place the kale on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes until crispy.
- Serve the tarts warm, topped with crispy prosciutto and kale.