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GREEK RECIPES: P L A S T O S: COOKING FOR 1 / A PIE FOR VEGANS HOME MADE COOKING

PLASTOS:

A PIE FOR FASTING, A PIE FOR VEGANS


COOKING FOR 1: 

Hello,
Through my recipes I want to impart my knowledge about Cretan and Greek Traditional Mediterranean foods and nutrition, in general.
I am doing my best giving you simple recipes, easy to make methods for the lazy and impatient ones. 

The "Plastos" is basically a savoury pie of greens and cornmeal crust known throughout Greece with various names.

It is a corn bread a cross between bread and a type of pie. Mixture of greens in between the corn meal, (sandwich style) water and olive oil to create wonderful and filling bread. The filling is similar to spinach pie/spanakopita, but with a little more variety.

Very easy to make and the final result is delicious,healthy, nothing short from perfect.

In this recipe I used few herbs and greens easy to find in Crete having flat leafs as lapatha (sorrel), wild leeks, fennel, dill, and onion - you can replace lapatha with spinach – but don’t forget leeks / fennel / dill and onion. Those ones give the taste and perfection!

Need:
First, clean (and dry) all your greens (“horta”). You can use anything you want or having available, really.

4 leafs of sorrel,

¼ bunch of fennel,
a few sliced leeks (make sure to wash them well),

1 medium size onion finely chopped (or 2 small spring onions)
1/2 cup of fresh dill.  
Mix them all together.
To the greens, you will want to add a pinch of salt.



What to do:
Spread some olive oil on the bottom of the pan.

Bring 2 cups of water in a pot to boil.
Mix in the boiled water the corn meal

Mixture should be soft and moist.
Place half the cornmeal mixture in the pan.

Press the mixture down, evenly, to form a crust.
Now, add the greens mixture over the bottom crust.


Put the other half of the cornmeal mixture on top of the greens 

to form an upper crust.
Sprinkle with olive oil and a little flour on top.
Now it’s ready to go into the oven.

Oven temperature 350 - 380 for 45 - 50 minutes, or until the crust is set and golden brown.

It’s done!

Slice It!

…and plate it up.


ENJOY!


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