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Pissaladière

by | Nov 5, 2023 | Food

While the Pissaladière is a traditional French dish originating from the city of Nice, it is believed to have been influenced by Italian cuisine due to the proximity of Nice to Italy. The name “pissaladière” is derived from the Provençal word “pissalat,” which refers to a traditional anchovy paste used in the preparation of this dish.

The recipe is really simple, with 3 main ingredients that are the stars of the show – caramelised onions, anchovies, and olives. Impress a party of 6 by whipping up your very own – here’s how you do it:

Ingredients Pissaladière

Puff Pastry (yeah yeah, we know, it’s cheating but we’re aiming for simple here!)

1kg of onions

1 tin of anchovies

12 black olives

Thyme

Olive oil

How to make Pissaladière

Peel the onions and slice them into roughly half a centimetre pieces. Cook them in a Dutch oven with 5 soup spoons of olive oil and 3 of water. Let them cook with the lid on for about 40mins. Once done, remove the lid and let as much water evaporate as possible.

Heat your oven to about 210°C (410°F). Line the puff pastry in a rectangular mold and pierce the pastry with multiple stabs of your fork evenly.

Spread your onion paste evenly across your pastry and top it off with an even spread of anchovies (slice them in 2 lengthwise) and olives. Sprinkle with thyme and put it in the oven for 25-30 minutes to allow the pastry to cook.

Serve it warm or at room temperature alongside a salad.

Josh
Josh

Salut, I’m Josh! I love skateboarding, cooking, photography and learning – even though I was a terrible student back in the days. Moved to France with Robin in 2018 and we have together been working in marketing for over a decade.

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