farmer’s breakfast tart
May 27, 2014 § 83 Comments
A farmer’s breakfast is considered to be hash potatoes, bacon or sausage and eggs. Applying this idea to a tart using chicken breakfast sausage and a lovely goat cheese with baked eggs certainly was a delicious alternative.
The goat cheese we used was Murcia Al Vino. It is a firmer, smooth and buttery cheese made from goats indigenous to the Murcia region of Spain. This region has a rich variety of grasses, shrubs, and wild herbs on which the goat’s graze to give the cheese a distinctive taste and aroma. The unique feature is that it is washed in red wine during ripening. We have been buying various wine tinted goat cheeses known as winey goat, drunken goat and syrah goat. The wine deeply tints the cheese, giving the rind its characteristic burgundy color and imparting a strong floral bouquet. It not only has a bold, delicious flavor, it has the intoxicating aroma of a good bottle of wine.
I n g r e d i e n t s
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 finely shredded cheese
- 1 cup shredded peeled russet potato
- salt and ground black pepper
- 4 sausage links, cooked and cutting in 1/2 in pieces
- 4 eggs
- 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
M e t h o d
Heat oven to 400°F. Unfold the pastry sheet onto a baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score a 1-1.2 inch border around the edge of the pastry. Prick the center of the pastry sheet thoroughly with a fork.
Stir the yogurt, cheese and potato in a medium bowl. Spread the potato mixture in a thin layer on the pastry sheet to the border. Season with salt and black pepper. Bake for 15 minutes. Arrange the sausage on the pastry. Carefully crack 1 egg into each corner of the potato mixture. Bake for 10 minutes or until the eggs are softly set and cooked to your liking. Sprinkle with green onions and additional cheese if desired.
I wouldn’t mind waking up to that breakfast!
Me too! That would be great rather than cooking it ourselves…Can’t remember the last time I woke up with breakfast waiting. Aw well, it was fun to prepare too. :)
What a hearty breakfast :)
Hi Sonal! You have been very busy posting these days! Thank you for stopping in. :)
Honestly, who wouldn’t love a tart with drunken goat cheese?! This looks like a fabulous breakfast, Seana, and I bet so versatile as I could probably substitute ham for sausage and maybe add a few sliced cherry tomatoes. I’m excited to make this because we love our breakfast around here.
You could substitute ham easily with this tart and add sorts of wonderful veggies too! Love the cherry tomato idea though. Like you, we love our breakfast too! The weekend breakfast is such a lovely time with the family around the table. I cherish those moments.
Breakfast can really be the best meal – and this looks like one of the reasons it is.
Yes! I particularly like a savory breakfast over something sweet in the morning. Love a grand breakfast on the weekend. Mid week it is typically just fruit whizzed in the blender. Makes the weekend breakfast all the better. :) Nice to see you here today…
Eggs and breakfast… my favorite words together.
I think I know this about you Darya. I must of read somewhere how you love eggs for breakfast. Me too. I never tire of them and enjoy them in any preparation. Particularly poached!
Now I would like this for breakfast!
It’s a little difficult looking at blogs first thing in the morning. And especially seeing an appetizing breakfast post! This is truly appetizing Jovina. And easy enough to put together too.
What a great breakfast!
Thank you! :)
Oh my, that cheese sounds wonderful. I love drunken goat cheese. This tart looks dreamy. What a wonderful dish with a good bottle of wine. I like that you used Greek yogurt too. This is truly a breakfast of champions! Yum. I wish I could come over and have some of this with you!
I wish you could come for breakfast too Amanda! We’d serve a good bottle of wine with it too…doesn’t matter if it is a bit early! Ha! Breakfast of champions! Isn’t that a bowl of Wheaties? :)
Breakfast is my all time favorite meal of the day, and this sounds wonderful, love how the eggs look on this tart. The cheese sounds delicious, love to eat local when in the area for this very reason.
Hi Cheri! I really love baked eggs. They are wonderful when slow cooked and set perfectly. The tart really is nice. Have you ever made a breakfast pizza? Those are fun too with eggs cracked on top and left to bake. :) Fun breakfast food!
Looks wonderful! I haven’t eaten breakfast yet…making me hungry! ;-)
Hi Lori…reading food blogs before breakfast is torture isn’t it! I find myself doing that often and get so hungry! It is sort of like grocery shopping when hungry. Everything looks and sounds so good!
Wow…what a nice way to make breakfast special.
Yes, I agree…it seemed like a better way to prepare sausage, eggs and hash browns on this particular morning. I do love a farmer’s breakfast though! Thank you…
this one has me swooning. Holy Moses, Holy Cow. Love the lighting and how it plays up the toppings. Which morning of the week is most convenient for me to pop over for one of these? ;-) (I’ll bring the mimosas!)
Let’s make it Saturday. That way no one has to rush out to work or school! The morning light coming in our eastern kitchen doors is spectacular! A very welcoming effect! Really do wish we could share mimosas and a farmer’s breakfast tart together!
This looks really delicious.
Thank you… :)
I love the tart it’s wonderful and I am absolutely intrigued by the goats cheese. I have to find it, I am a huge fan of goat cheese of all varieties and have never heard of or tried this and i absolutely must.
These cheeses are so wonderful! Unlike chevrie this goat cheese is slightly firm. Firm enough to use on a grater. It is so delightful. Whole foods will definitely have a nice selection! Winey goat is fairly common. Love it!
the cheese would be the star in this dish to me, for sure! looks fabulous, and a wonderful way to start the day :)
Thank you! I like to make something a bit out of the ordinary for weekend breakfast. You are right, it is a wonderful way to start the day. It is so enjoyable to spend time in the kitchen early on a Saturday morning. Sort of sets the tone for the rest of the day. :)
Very nice my friend. I do like a good boozy cheese – goat or otherwise… it tends to go quite well with my boozy self!
Ha! I’m with you… I remember the first time I bought drunken goat…only bought it for the name, of course!
Loving this tart, Seana! I’ve had all kinds of goat cheese, but never drunken goat cheese! You have me so hungry for this tart, that I know it’s going to be a matter of a day or two before I’m serving it for dinner! Served with a lovely bottle of wine… now that’s my kind of meal!
As always… perfection my lovely friend…perfection. <3
The possibilities are endless with this tart but I really enjoyed the baked eggs on it. How easy too, right! Store bought puff pastry certainly cuts out a lot of time and effort. Thank you Prudy…
Yum! And thanks, because I never would’ve even thought of using puff pastry, but it makes perfect sense.
Knowing you Dave you would just whip up a nice puff pastry on the spot! :) Me…store-bought! Great way to change up a sausage and eggs breakfast. Very enjoyable and a bit impressive too.
Ha! Oh no, not me. I’ve seen enough impressive results as yours, whereas the only thing one has to show for a homemade one is being able to brag that it was homemade! Some things are better left up to Pepperidge Farms!
Yum, I love the sound of this though no goat cheese for me thanks. It’s the only food my palate finds distasteful. I think our beautiful local marinated Persian fetta would make a great substitute
Yes…I think I would use your local marinated Persian feta on a tart for sure! Hmmm, actually, now I think about it…feta would be fantastic on a tart with baked eggs!
Rustic, colorful, and simple. I love this! The eggs with that pastry must have been divine.
It really was a wonderful breakfast on a Saturday morning. I set out to make sausage and eggs and last minute I thought about the puff pastry in the freezer. Really went together nicely and I’ll make it again for sure. Thanks Lisa!
I love the idea of consolidating everything on a lovely crust – well done!
Well said! Consolidating. I like that. Thank you very much…really was delicious on the puff pastry.
I love Spanish cheeses and have tried a few delicious, well-cured varieties Murcia. I imagine it is even more flavorful that the “Drunken Goat” I had once, which was not very aged. I picked up the most amazing Spanish (aged sheep) cheese today… any cheese would be great on this delicious recipe. :-)
Although we do enjoy Drunken Goat I can’t help to think it is a bit like Kraft, just because of the packaging I suppose. I love sheep cheese! It’s my favorite. I always buy a little sheep and goat when I buy cheese. I prefer the mildness of sheep over goat. Hope you enjoy your Spanish aged sheep cheese! Sounds lovely.
Exactly my point. I have been called a cheese snob once or ten times. :-) Soft goat cheeses and hard sheep cheeses from Spain and France are often aged and have lovely texture and flavor (bucherondin, 1+ year manchego), though Cypress Grove in the US has some outstanding fromage.
Isn’t it funny! I’ve been to the city of Murcia but I’ve never heard of this cheese. What a shame. And how fabulous that you’re able to buy it where you are. The only Spanish cheese I’ve seen here is Manchego, I think. Anyway, Murcia surprised me. The main square there is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Undoubtedly one of thee most beautiful I’ve seen. Fell in love with the place. I don’t think I’ve ever done this but! Here’s a snap (not a very good one) of the Cathedral: https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnysenough/5643466115/
On the first evening I very happily sat for over an hour at one of the cafés nearby.
I am so glad you sent me the beautiful photograph of the Cathedral. It is awe-inspiring! I can only imagine the feeling you must of had standing before this building of great magnitude. And to imagine it was built between 1500-1700’s. Such elaborate detail. What a fabulous place to be, would love to visit someday. Took a look at some of your photographs on flickr. You have really seen the world! Fantastic experiences and stunning photography. Thank you for the link, I really enjoyed visiting your photo’s over a cup of coffee this morning!
A gorgeous breakfast tart Seana! Looks delicious! I’ve never been too keen on goats cheese – still working on acquiring that taste… but if it’s been doused in red wine, there’s a fair chance I might actually enjoy it! :)
Not sure if the wine will change the cheese enough…well, maybe if you drank enough of it! :) I enjoy sheep cheese a bit more than goat, however, this particular one was quite mild for a goat cheese. It really had a wonderful flavor, must be from all the wild herbs the goats are grazing on in Murcia. Enjoy your week!
Wow–that tart looks SO good!
Absolutely tasty and good, Seana :) No need to take a lunch after eating a Rustic breakfast like this!
:) Thank you! Love a pastry tart, especially a savory one in the morning.
Wouldn’t mind waking up to this breakfast either, very interesting , this Goat Cheese, will have a look out for it!
I know you love your cheeses Marie. Hope you find this type, it’s wonderful.
Lovely of course Seana – and I love the cheese and especially the clever names. I’d love to go food shopping with you in Seattle and then cook together. Blogging is the next best thing. xo
I can’t think of anything more fun than shopping and cooking with you Lindy! And you can bet we’d pick up some of these wine washed cheeses. :)
A perfect, hearty breakfast to start the day. The wine-soaked goat cheese sounds divine!
Really is a great start to the day. Really enjoyed the tart rather than “toast”. Made the breakfast a little more elegant, which I rarely do! Look out for the wine soaked goat cheese, it’s wonderful! :)
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Delicious looking tart you have made here I must say. I would like a slice for dinner please?
Wish I could just hand over a slice! :) Would be really good dinner now that you mention it…
This is so beautiful Seana. I’ve tried port-smoked cheddar before but now you’ve got me intrigued about trying other winey cheeses! Yum. I can imagine eating this tart for any meal of the day – breakfast, lunch or as a gorgeously satisfying dinner (maybe with a glass of wine too!). Beautiful! P.S I never get around here often enough, I hope that you are well xx
Laura! Always such a pleasure seeing your comments. Thank you for stopping by. I’ll have to look for port smoked cheddar, although I’m not a huge fan of “smoked” mozzarella maybe smoked cheddar would be different, especially if it is has anything to do with port. :)
Drunken goat, now there’s a blog name waiting for a home (The drunken goat in the cottage grove house? The drunken goat & the saucy gander? Oh the possibilities!)
More seriously though, this is my idea of a good weekend breakfast! Especially warm from the oven with an oozy deep-orange yolk. Breakfast with drunken goat, bliss!
Hahaha! I like the sound of those blog names. Welcome back saucy!! Can you tell you were missed? You were…
Oh gosh, what a great breakfast to share with friends– or for when kids are home to visit. thanks Seana!
HI Rhonda. This is a fun way to put sausage and eggs on the table. And a farmer’s breakfast is always my favorite. Puff pastry in place of toast feels fancy. :)
Puff pastry makes anything feel more like a party.
Call it an alternative is not enough… this IS THE ALTERNATIVE! with that ingredients is really yummy, the eggs seem to be perfectly cooked!
Don’t you just love baked eggs? They always turn out slow cooked and perfect. Thank you. I like to think of it as “thee” alternative. Was very delicious!
Now THIS is called breakfast! Perfecto! :)
Yum yum yummm! I could never eat this as a breakfast but as a nice lunch or dinner with a side salad,…ooh yes! x
A nice lunch of dinner works for me too! Thank you Sophie.
I made it today as a lovely lunch with a side salad & it was divine! I will be eating the leftovers later this evening! 😉
Yes, yes, I looooovvvveee it too! 😊 Xx
Oh wow, Seana. This is a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach. I bookmarked this recipe as soon as I saw the list of ingredients! :D
I was very pleased with how it turned out. I didn’t know what to expect after cracking the eggs on top. I imagined a mess! Really was delicious and a nice presentation for s Saturday morning.
This looks like a great way to start a day! :)
Funny that I’ve read this today. I have a recipe using chicken sausage coming up soon! What a special breakfast you made. Your family is lucky.