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Baked Swiss Chard And Leek Pie

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Swiss chard is in the beet family. It comes in a variety of colors but is most commonly sold as a green leafy vegetable with a purple stem. Swiss chard is very similar to spinach in taste. In fact, as a child I thought they were the same thing. Swiss chard is loaded with Vitamin K, A, C, E, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Iron and on and on the list goes. Talk about a super food! This pie offers the goodness of this super nutritious leaf with the mild onion taste of leeks, all inside a nice puff pastry shell.
Ingredients
  Swiss chard 5 Cup (80 tbs), chopped
  Leek 2 Medium, chopped
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic clove 2 Medium, minced
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon, ground
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 Medium
  Cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded (White cheese Cotija, Panela, Farmers)
  Puff pastry 200 Gram (2 pastries)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Remove Swiss chard leaves from stems. Rinse well, making sure to remove all of the dirt. Pat dry with a paper towel. Tear leaves into medium size pieces.
3. Cut white part of leek into rings. Place the rings in a large bowl of water and separate them. Change the water 3 to 4 times until all the dirt is removed.

MAKING
4. Heat a large skillet with some olive oil and the butter.
5. Add the leeks and cook until translucent, for about 5 minutes.
6. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute.
7. Add the thyme, nutmeg and oregano. Cook for a couple of minutes.
8. Add the flour and cook for two to three minutes, stirring constantly.
9. Add the Swiss chard and mix until it wilts and reduces in size.
10. Add salt and pepper.
11. Add the egg and mix until egg is cooked through.
12. Add the cheese and remove from heat.
13. Place a sheet of puff pastry at the bottom of a 9×13 pie dish.
14. Add the Swiss chard mixture.
15. Cover with the second puff pastry sheet and press the edges on the side of your pan. 16. Cut little holes into the top pastry layer.
17. Place pie in oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until filling is bubbly, cheese is melted and pastry is browned.
18. Remove from oven and allow sitting for 5 minutes before serving.

SERVING
19. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4
If you love your greens, there is little stopping you from loving this pie. Abundance of chards and leeks rolled and baked into a pie makes for an amazing treat. Plus, it offers enormous health perks too. Just trying making this pie at home. Rest assured, you kids will come back for seconds and thirds. Now did someone say that was a wise way to get the greens in!

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