1 onion, chopped
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 potato, finely chopped
300grams greens (silverbeet, spinach, kale, or a combination of greens)
450grams fresh ricotta
rind of 1/2 a lemon, grated
20grams grated parmesan
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
2 sheets puff pastry (shop bought or homemade)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
In a large frying pan, fry the onion in oil for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, celery, potato and silver beet (or greens). Continue frying until silver beet is wilting. Take off the heat and allow to cool a little.
Meanwhile, mash together in a large bowl the ricotta, eggs, lemon, parmesan, nutmeg and salt and pepper.
Grease your pie dish and lay a sheet of pastry as the base.
Mix the vegetables into the ricotta mixture until nicely blended. Place the mixture into the pie dish.
Cover with another sheet of pastry, pressing down around the edges of the dish. Slash a couple of slits in the top with a sharp knife.
Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until the pie is golden brown and layers of the pastry are separating slightly.
I think this pie would be wonderful with filo pastry as well, maybe some feta cheese crumbled in? Next time!
And, just for fun and because I do love pie!