I slightly adapted this recipe from the
Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.
The wonderful smell of this Broccoli-Cheese Pie with Potato Crust as it bakes will set your taste
buds alive. That is just the beginning - this whole pie is absolutely fantastic!
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Broccoli Recipes, and
Broccoli-Cheese Pie with Potato Crust Recipe:
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Potato Crust (see recipe below)
1 medium clove
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon dried
1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
(medium or strong), divided
1/4 cup milk
Paprika to taste
Make Potato Crust and bake while preparing broccoli mixture.
In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Sauté onion and garlic until
onion is soft. Add salt, pepper, thyme, basil, and broccoli pieces; cover and cook 10
minutes, stirring occasionally.
Place 1/2 of the cheddar cheese into the baked Potato Crust; pour the
broccoli mixture on top of cheese. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheddar cheese evenly onto top.
In a small bowl, combine eggs and milk; stir until well blended. Pour egg mixture onto
top of the broccoli mixture; sprinkle with paprika.
Bake approximately 35 to 40 minutes
until a knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean or until the internal temperature registers 170 to 175 degrees F. on your
is the type of cooking thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking. I get many readers
asking what cooking thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking and baking. I, personally, use the
Thermapen Thermometer shown in the photo on the right. Originally designed for professional users, the
Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer is used by chefs all over the world.
Remove from oven and serve. Serve either hot or warm.
Makes 1 (9-inch pie) - 4 to 6 servings.
2 firmly-packed cups grated raw
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated onion
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Adjust a rack to the middle position and
either oil or spray a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick spray.
Place raw potatoes in a colander over a large bowl or your sink.Salt potatoes and let set for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the excess water.
In a medium bowl combine grated potatoes, egg white, and onion. Pat potato mixture into prepared pie pan, building up the sides of the crust with lightly floured fingers.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown (after first 20 minutes brush the crust with vegetable oil to crisped it). Remove from oven.
Reduce oven temperature to 375degrees F.