Chef Adam O’Sullivan, from West End’s Mondo Organics, shares his recipe for a popular entrée from the restaurant’s menu that works perfectly for lunch – especially when pre-cooked.

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Shortcrust pastry

  • 250g of plain flour
  • 150g of unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tblspn milk
  • Pinch of sugar and pinch of salt

Tart filling

  • 600g sautéed leek in butter and then strained
  • 150g grated fontina
  • 150g grated cheddar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 150g of cream
  • Salt and white pepper to season



Shortcrust pastry:

Rub butter into dry ingredients, add egg and milk and knead into a ball. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour. Take out of the fridge and cut ball into 6 even pieces. Roll out to fit 6 greased tart cases. Blind bake for 12 minutes in a 180°C oven.

Tart filling:

Mix ingredients together. Place in tart cases and bake at 180°C for 15 minutes.