So far, we've shared desserts, snacks, and salads here on the Sunflower blog. I'd say it's about time for a nice hearty New England meal, wouldn't you agree? Sarah of A Baker's Doesn't has put together a delicious recipe for us today - Kale and Onion Pie! The best part about this one is that it's a meal of its own, no need for side dishes!
Take it away, Sarah...
Spring in New England! It's finally on its way. There are few things in this world that welcome sunshine more than fresh greens from the garden (or local organic grocer, farmers market, or CSA!) and I can admit to feeling a sense of devotion to kale this time of year. Flash boiling it for a hearty salad, grilling it (it's amazing!) with some farm-raised chicken, or butter and sauté it for a wilted and delicious platform for poached eggs on a Sunday--please sir, may I have some more?
And lets face it: Spring walks hand in hand with welcoming brunch back into our lives. Really, who has brunch in the winter?! For this occasion I'd like to offer up this brunch-friendly, ovo-vegetarian savory pie that is, believe it or not, not a quiche.
Kale and Onion Pie
2 tbs olive oil
1 small bunch (equal to about 2 cups) kale leaves, washed
1/2 white onion
Handful chopped parsley
6 eggs (3 hardboiled chopped, 3 uncooked and whisked)
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1/4 cup milk
3 tbs mayonnaise
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp white pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, heat olive oil to medium. Add onions and a dash of salt (this will help them break down!). Add kale and stir occasionally until wilted and soft, about 12-15 minutes. Take off the heat and add hardboiled egg. In the meantime, combine ricotta, mayo, milk and whisked eggs until smooth. Sift in flour, white pepper, baking powder and a dash of salt until you have a dough. Pour half of your dough in the bottom of a 12-inch pie pan. Layer in your kale mixture and cover with your remaining batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is golden. Serve warm!
Sounds good, Sarah! Shall we say 11:00 on Sunday? I'll do the dishes if you make the pie! For those of you thinking about trying out Sarah's recipe, stop into Sunflower for ingredients. We have nearly everything mentioned here. Thanks for reading!