Spinach Pie


Serves 4 as a main, 6 as a side

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You will need

1 bunch or packet fresh Spinach
1 large Onion, finely chopped
1 Clove Garlic, chopped
3 extra large eggs
1 tin Sweet Corn – drained or
Creamed sweet corn – no draining required
Milk
Cream, optional
1 tbls flour
Butter
Olive Oil
White Cheddar Cheese, grated
Salt and Black Pepper

How to make it

  1. Wash the spinach and chop off the hard white stalks, or if you are using ready chopped fresh spinach, just rinse it under running water.
  2. Blanche the spinach in hot boiling water until just limp and still green.
  3. Drain and squeeze out excess water – chop roughly.
  4. Melt a tablespoon of butter in your pot and add a dash of olive oil.
  5. Gently fry chopped onion until translucent, add the chopped garlic and fry for one more minute.
  6. Add a tablespoon of flour to the onion mixture cook a bit and then add some milk, stir with a whisk until you have a white sauce.
  7. Add the chopped spinach, sweet corn and some more milk or a dash of cream, bring to boil and cook through.
  8. Taste and season to your liking with salt and black pepper.
  9. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  10. Pour mixture into an ovenproof dish that you have smeared with a knob of butter.
  11. Mix the eggs with about half a cup of milk, season with salt and pepper, and pour over spinach pie.
  12. Top the pie with grated cheese and a few knobs of butter and bake until set and golden brown.
  13. You can turn up the heat to 200°C for the last bit of browning.

Tips

Mix in a few cubes of Feta for a cheesier version.
Spice it up with some fresh chopped chillies.
You can microwave this dish:
Use a microwave safe bowl, add the blanched chopped Spinach, chopped Onion, 2 tablespoons Self Raising Flour, half cup cooking Oil, half cup Milk, 3 Eggs, 1 tin Sweet Corn, 1cup grated Cheese, salt and pepper. Mix the whole lot, pop into microwave and bake on high for 10 minutes – just like that.

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