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British V American Food Terminology

AeryFairy

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Manchester, UK
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The name of the picture is "flan tart" which would be accurate here, if it's a flan flavored thing made in a tart pan. But the thing that's on the plate with the caramel sauce is a flan, which you call crème caramel.
But they don't always have custard in, they can be savoury, and are still called flans.

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RabbitLuvr

I love rabbits.
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Rabbitville, USA
A savory thing would have a different name here. If it had a pastry bottom ad open top, but not with a custard filling, it would be a tart. If the filling was mainly egg it would be a frittata. If it was egg+cream, and had a pastry bottom, it would be quiche.
 

shyvas

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A savory thing would have a different name here. If it had a pastry bottom ad open top, but not with a custard filling, it would be a tart. If the filling was mainly egg it would be a frittata. If it was egg+cream, and had a pastry bottom, it would be quiche.
In Europe a pastry lined tart with a custard based filling is also either a quiche, flan or a tart.
 

AeryFairy

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Location
Manchester, UK
To me, a frittata is an omlette-type thing. Quiche is the same as that, though. And we use tart too, as a kind of 'general' word for the style of food that quiche and flan are specific forms of.
 
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