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Green Cheese Pie without Filo

Prasini Tyropita Choris Fylo

Cuisine: Greek
Region: Common

This is a good one: instead of using the flour to make filo sheets … you mix it in with the rest of your ingredients and stick the pan in the oven. (How difficult can that be? 🙂 Enjoy!

Serves: approx. 10 portions
Cooking time: approx. 30 min
You need: a grater, a whisker, an oven pan, a large bowl and several smaller bowls

Ingredients

  • 1+1/2 cups or 250g (1/2 Lb) wheat flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1+1/2 cups or 250ml milk
  • 35g fresh dill, or 70g dry dill
  • 5 green onions, about 80g
  • 2 Tsp or 10g baking powder
  • 3 zucchinis, about 300g
  • 500g feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup or 100ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Prepare

  1. Turn the oven on to 200C (390F).
  2. Cut the ends of the green onions and wash them.
  3. Wash the dill.
  4. Wash the zucchinis.
  5. Chop the dill and put it in a bowl.
  6. Chop the onions in rings and put them in a bowl.
  7. Chop off the ends of the zucchinis and shred them into thin ribbons with the help of a grater. Put the shredded zucchinis in a bowl.
  8. Crumble the feta cheese with your fingers and put it in a bowl.
  9. Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk them.
  10. Lay a baking sheet on the bottom of your oven pan.

Then….

Take a large bowl and:

  1. Pour in the eggs.
  2. Pour in the milk.
  3. Pour in the olive oil.
  4. Add the flour.
  5. Add the baking powder.
  6. Add the feta cheese.
  7. Add the onions.
  8. Add the zucchinis and the dill.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Mix the ingredients well.
  11. Carefully empty the large bowl into your oven pan, spreading the mixture evenly.
  12. Put the pan on a lower rack of your oven (close to the bottom) and bake for about 30 minutes.
  13. When ready, turn off the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes.

Notes

  • You can serve it hot or at room temperature, as a main dish, a snack, a starter or a side.
  • If you don’t have a baking sheet to cover the bottom of your pan… it’s not the end of the world: smear the pan with some olive oil pour the mixture directly into your pan. The bottom of the mixture should cook to a crust, much like a pizza does.
  • Regarding milk and feta cheese: low fat, full fat, cow, sheep or goat milk… the choice is yours.
  • Zucchinis are watery, so, before you add them into your mixture make sure you drain the water from the zucchini-bowl.
  • Enjoy!