I tend to sway towards craving pizza or a savory tart on nights where there isn't any thing too exciting in the works. Don't get me wrong, I find pizzas and tarts to be extremely exciting. The topping and filling ideas are filled with endless possibilities.
Take for example this tart...sweet potatoes and goat cheese? Yes, not a likely combo. I know you may be thinking that. But can I tell you, not very likely, but really amazing. Bacon added to this combo? Oh, my! Wow!
Why didn't I add zucchini to the title? Too many words and maybe it wouldn't have the same appeal as the other parts of this recipe. Bacon.
I don't make bacon very often. It's usually used in a dish as an accent of flavor. For a good reason! Whenever I make it, it tends to sneak away from my dish where it's cooling nicely...those little bacon thieves strike again!
I love to make this Julia galette dough recipe. It has cornmeal and sour cream and is just fantastic. Never lets me down and the texture is spectacular. I also sometimes use this Martha Stewart pie crust and it is so smooth made with a little cream cheese. You can choose whichever crust you'd like for this savory tart...either way it will be a winner. Or go ahead and use a ready-made crust.
The natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes, the saltiness from the bacon. Well, the every thing from the bacon. The subtle teases of goat cheese at the end of every bite. I did throw in some zucchini and it added absolutely no flavor to this powerful trifecta I had going on. I was being resourceful and using what I had on hand. And some nights, that's when you create the most incredible dinner ideas...like this savory tart. So listen, you don't like to make your own crusts? No problem! Use a ready-made crust. Don't let the crust stop you from making this very easy and really delicious tart. I promise, sweet potatoes, goat cheese and bacon do belong together.