Corn and basil tart

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corn basil tart

 

Corn and basil tart. Relatively simple to make. Very tasty and a perfect use for a bunch of basil.

Good as breakfast, good as lunch, good even as left overs.

 

 

corn basil tart

 

These are the left over “too hot jalapeño poppers”, these poppers were so hot you’d better call the fire department first. Note to self, if you leave all of the seeds and the white stuff in there they just might be kinda hot. And if you’re sorta wimpy like me about hot stuff anyway this is not a good idea.

 

I took one bite and had tears running down my face and my nose started to run. I set it down I had to, there was no way I could continue. After a few big drinks of water and staring at the uneaten popper.

I took another bite and it seemed hotter than the first!

So I gave up.

Ya, know how often you touch your face, or itch your nose without realizing it?  Yeah, I did. I rubbed my eye and of course I’d forgotten to wash my hands first! So now my eye was burning! I tried water on a napkin, it didn’t do much.

I didn’t think I really wanted to put soap in my already burning eye, that just sounded like it would make matters even worse.

Then I remembered Mama once saying she’d read something about using tooth paste to wash off jalapeños. I just happened to have one of those sample size toothpaste they give you at the dentist. I was pretty desperate and ready to try anything.

 

 

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It worked. I don’t know what it does but it worked.

Now that you know the history of the jalapeños I can get back to the recipe. 

 

 

corn basil tart

 

I like to chop up everything first. Red bell peppers are so pretty.

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Sharp cheddar has got to be my favorite cheese.

 

 

corn basil tart

 

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Chop up a bunch of basil.

 

 

corn basil tart

 

In a bowl beat eggs.

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Add milk or half and half,

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Whatever amount of parmesan you have. I had just a few crumbs. 

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Dump in corn,

 

 

corn basil tart

 

basil, jalapeños, peppers, and cheese.

 

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Season with salt and pepper

 

corn basil tart

 

to taste.

 

corn basil tart

 

Stir together.

 

corn basil tart

 

Pour into prepared unbaked pie shell.

 

 

corn basil tart

 

spread it out evenly. 

Just pretend this is an actual tart pan and not a cake pan.

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until set.

 

 

 

corn basil tart

 

Remove sides of pan, garnish with fresh basil and pepper slices

 

corn basil tart

 

and serve.

 

 

Corn and basil tart

adapted from Better homes and gardens

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half or milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan or whatever little amount you have on hand
  • 1/2 cup coarsely snipped fresh basil
  • 1/8 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 small jalapeño chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •   sliced bell pepper and basil (optional)

Directions
  in medium bowl whisk together  eggs and half-and-half. Stir in corn, basil, pepper, jalapeños, cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan to serve.

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