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Potato and Spinach Pie


Talk about a pie and it is a possibility that you will imagine an exquisite dessert with fruits and syrups over them. However, here is a pie that is savoury in taste but will surely make you forget those tempting desserts. Potato and Spinach Pie is a delectable dish baked using potato, spinach, Parmesan cheese and egg custard. This egg custard is further cooked using eggs, fresh cream and butter that has a hint of nutmeg and black pepper.

500 gm potato
60 gm parmesan cheese
2 egg
6 sprigs tarragon
grated nutmeg as required
200 gm spinach
1/2 tablespoon butter
100 ml fresh cream
1/2 teaspoon parboiled black pepper

Step 1
Wash potatoes in running water, peel and cut into the thinnest possible round slices and divide into 3 equal portions.

Step 2
Clean spinach and blanch in salted boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain the water and refresh the spinach leaves in iced water. Then drain and divide into equal portions.

Step 3
Now, grate and divide Parmesan cheese into 3 equal portions. Beat the eggs in a bowl, and then add cream and 2 sprigs of tarragon. Sprinkle black pepper and a pinch of grated nutmeg. Whisk until the liquid is homogeneous. Divide in 3 equal portions.

Step 4
Preheat oven at 300 degree Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, grease a pie mould with butter and arrange a layer of potatoes, slightly overlapping. Cover with a portion of spinach leaves and pour in a portion of the egg mixture and drizzle a portion of the cheese.

Step 5
Repeat the process with the remaining portions and bake in the pre-heated oven for an hour or until the potatoes are cooked. Prick it with a cooking needle, if it comes out dry, the flan is cooked. Remove and keep warm.

Step 6
Demould, cut the pie into wedges and garnish with remaining tarragons and serve with a portion of salad.