f4ba68c1cbedb0122ea82653afbd56f3b53077b88b4c4a5f31 Uncomplicated Healthy Living: Greens and Potato Pie http://www.freesearchenginesubmission.infoher-libido.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

Greens and Potato Pie

All of us know that part of living healthy is fitting veggies in our diet wherever possible.  This lowers our risk of cancers, heart disease and other problems.  This pie is one way to add greens to your diet.  It can be eaten as a light supper, lunch or can even be added to a brunch menu.  I served it with a salad of avocado. grape tomatoes and green onion dressed with a vinaigrette. Try it for yourselves and let me know what you think.

Greens and Potato Pie

1 1/2 lbs. of small Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 small Onion, diced small
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
8 ounces Mixed Baby Greens, cleaned, dried and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
2 Eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. dry Bread Crumbs
Romano Cheese, grated fine

Peel and cube the potatoes.  Cook in salted water until tender.  Drain and mash.  Or you can put them through a ricer.  

Add olive oil to a frying pan and put over low heat.  When warm add onion an garlic.  Saute until onion is translucent.  Add greens and stir until greens are wilted.

Whisk eggs and milk until combined.  Add milk mixture, greens, cheese and salt to the potatoes.  Stir; you want the eggs and milk thoroughly incorporated and the cheese and greens evenly distributed.  

Spray a 9" pie pan with non stick spray and dust with the breadcrumbs.  Pour in the greens and potato mixture.  Smooth the surface.  Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until set and surface is lightly browned.  Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes and dust with the romano cheese.

Note:  A portion of a potato's nutrition is in the skin (see 2-20-15 post).  Normally I try to eat the skin.  However, in this recipe the results are better without the skin of the potato.

You can also change this to make it your own.  Try a different cheese, add crumbled, crisp cooked bacon if your not a vegetarian.  Just enjoy it!

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