The pie that makes you cry… And smile : savory onion pie

As the country side enchanted parenthesis is coming to an end, we make the list of all our accomplishments :

1. Recovering, sleeping, napping… In the sun preferrably :

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2. Exercising in the woods :

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3. Improving our cultural background while visiting some of the castles in the region :

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4. Last but not least, cooking to honour the gastronomic tradition of the region… and our feroce appetite.
This last pie of the week belongs to the very specific “fous-y-tout” category or “bung it all in”. In other words it is meant to accomodate all remaining ingredients of the pantry… Eggs, feta cheese, oinions…
Remember the figure ice-skating that used to mesmerise on TV you as a kid… It´s sort of the same idea, performing compulsory figures, but still with inspiration. The good thing is that, in contrary to ice-skating, you don’t have to wear ridiculous glittery outfits, regular jeans will just do.

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Ingredients : 

Dough : =

  • 250g flour,
  • 90g butter ( soft so that it can easily be integrated)
  • 50g roasted chesnuts
  • an inch of spices
  • 2 eggs

Filling : depending on what’s left in your fridge- suggestions below

  • onions : red and spring onions
  • feta cheese
  • olives
  • anchovies
  • creme fraiche (200g)
  • eggs 4 to 5

Recipe : 

  1. For the dough : mix the ingredients with your fingers, then add 2 eggs, and put back in the fridge.
  2. Pre-cook the onions (red onions, spring onions) in a pan with some olive oil, water and a spoon of balsamic vinegar. That’s when you can get to cry, even if you are wearing your fancy sunglasses to protect you…
  3. Once cooked, mix the onions the eggs, creme fraiche, fresh herbs…
  4. Throw in feta cheese, olives and anchovies
  5. Bake for about 30 min at 180 C until the filling is set and golden

We enjoyed with a glass of cider ! And that’s when we smiled… Because it tasted real good.
À votre santé! Cheers ! Zum Wohl !