2.25.2010

Herbs and Greens Egg Pie

Herbs and Greens Egg Pie

Blazing Hot WokThis egg pie relies on the current workhorse of my kitchen, the winter leek. I made half the recipe given below using only leeks and no spinach. The pie turned out delicious due to all those herbs. I guess the flour is supposed to soak up some of the water rendered by the greens, as my pie was a bit soggy in the bottom maybe a little more flour is necessary.

I'm submitting this dish to the current "Middle East"-edition of Regional Recipes, which has found a new host and home in Joanne from Eats Well With Others.




Herbs and Greens Egg Pie

koukouye sabzi - Iran

Source: Flatbreads & Flavors by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped well-washed leeks
1 cup spinach leaves, washed, stemmed and shredded*
1/2 cup shredded leaf lettuce
1/2 cup finely chopped scallions
1/2 cup chopped flat-leafed parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander*
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh dill
8 large eggs
1/2 cup walnut pieces, finely chopped*
2 tsp unbleached hard white flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp baking soda (optional)
2 Tbsp plain yoghurt (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
coarsly ground balck pepper
1 Tbsp olive or vegetable oil

* Omitted.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 325°F.
In a large bowl, mix together all the chopped vegetables and herbs.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs well. Stir in the walnuts. Place the flour in a small bowl, add the water, and blend to a paste. Stir the paste into the beaten eggs, then stir in the optional baking soda and yoghurt. Add salt and pepper to taste, and pour the egg mixture over the vegetables and herbs. Blend well.
Heat a 9- or 10-inch ovenproof skillet or an 8-inch square baking pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan with oil. Remove from the heat and immediately pour in the egg mixture. Bake in the upper third of the oven until golden brown on top and the eggs are set, about 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with plenty of fresh bread.

4 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Duh, that's not one of the recipes I've got marked in that book ... wait ... now it is! That really looks terrific, thanks for the heads up.

Joanne said...

Thanks so much for the submission! This looks so good. I've really been a huge fan of leeks these days...they are just so tasty. I'm going to have to find that cookbook, because if all the recipes are like this...then it's a must have.

Elle said...

what a great casserole with all those greens...and walnuts...and yogurt...all favorites of mine...must make! Great photo, too.

Marisa said...

This looks like a great dish for a smart ladies brunch. Nice work!