Recipe of the Month from the Schnitzel Lodge: Elsässer Flammkuchen “Alsatian Tarte Flambée”


For the dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons canola, vegetable, or olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup room temperature water

For the topping:
1 medium onion
4 ounces sliced bacon (about 3-4 strips)
1/2 cup sour cream or crème fraîche
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Black pepper

For the dough place the ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead the dough with your food processor or by hand for a few minutes till the dough is smooth and elastic. Then cover the bowl with the dough with a clean kitchen towel.

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 500º F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the bacon strips into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Peel the onion and slice thin rings.

Roll the dough out on a work surface (flowered) into an oval measuring about 10 inches wide by 15 inches long. Transfer the dough to the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Cover the dough evenly with the sour cream, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle with the onions and the bacon.

Bake the Flammkuchen for 12 minutes or until it’s brown and crispy.

Thank you to Dirk and Andrea Bosner, The Schnitzel Lodge owners, for providing this recipe.

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