Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spinach Pie

Made this recipe this morning for a picnic later on...

Spinach Pie

1 Tb olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
pinch of kosher salt
1 lb baby spinach, washed and dried
1/2 lb authentic greek feta, rinsed in cool water and crumbled
6 oz ricotta cheese, fresh if you can get it
2.5 oz grated parmesan
3 eggs, beaten lightly
freshly ground pepper
1-2 Tb fresh dill, chopped

In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium low heat. Add onions and the pinch of salt. Saute until golden and starting to caramelize. Take you time with this - about 30 min. Let this cook while you prep the other ingredients. Transfer onions
to a large mixing bowl.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Return skillet to heat and saute spinach in batches til wilted and transfer to another bowl. Add a little oil if needed. I didn't need to. Coarsely chop cooked spinach and squeeze hard to get out as much water as possible.

Lightly oil an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish. Into the large bowl with the onions, add the feta, ricotta, parmesan, eggs and black pepper. Mix well. Add spinach and dill and mix again. Spoon into baking dish and smooth out evenly and drizzle lightly with olive oil.

Bake for 30 minutes. Raise heat to 350 degrees and bake until lightly firm in the center and golden on top - about 15 more minutes. Good hot or cold.

* based on Sarah's spinach pie from NYTimes website

** I would have shown you a photo but the camera is broken :(

*** additions like garlic, sauteed mushroom or a little red pepper for color would probably be good.

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