Monday, November 28, 2011

No Stories, Just a Pie

This morning was cold... I just wanted to stay at home wrapped in a  warm blanket and read a new book.  
However, I had a full schedule. 
By midday all  I wanted was potatoes and mushroom pie.

Here is how to make it:

Boil five Russet potatoes until done.
Pill the skin and mash it while potatoes are still warm. 
Let it cool.

Prepare filling from:

5 Portobello mushrooms, cleaned and cut in 1/2 inches cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup of grated cheese (I used extra sharp cheddar this time)
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dry dill
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Simmer onions in a frying pan on a medium-high until golden brown. 
Add mushrooms and simmer for another 7 minutes, stirring a few times. 
Season with salt, pepper, and dry dill. 
Taste. Adjust a flavor. 
Taste again.
Remove from the heat, let it cool for a few minutes. 
Add 1/3 cup of cheese. Mix well.

Grease a 9 inch round pie pan with a little olive oil. 
Press mashed potatoes to form a pie crust. 
Place the pan in the oven for 10 min. 
Add filling and cover with the remaining cheese. 
Bake another 10-12 minutes until cheese forms a nice golden-brown crust. 
Remove from the oven and let it rest for 5-7 minutes. 

Serve with fresh vegetables or pickles. 

This pie was so warm and cozy, just what I needed to wrap up this cold day.

Until next time,
Cowboy Country Vegetarian

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