In looking for something to make with sweet potatoes other than the traditional sweetened version from my mom's recipe files or this more American version with marshmallows (don't knock it 'fore you try it!) I came across this recipe for a galette made with sweet potatoes, caramelised onions and goat's cheese. And the star ingredient - balsamic vinegar. The onions were caramelised with a little sugar and vinegar which I felt gave the dish a deeper flavour and the whole thing was absolutely delicious.
I did discover, however, that balsamic vinegar gives boring, old sauteed spinach a bit of a kick when I splashed a little in the pan thinking the side might complement the tart. It really did. So a minor disaster with pastry turned into victory dance for spinach. And not just the metaphorical kind - I might have actually danced a little.
I think individual versions of this tart on a puff pastry base would make a great starter to Thanksgiving dinner. Might be on the menu this weekend! With a side dish of balsamic spinach. If you're celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, what's on your menu?