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Fennel Pie

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We had this for breakfast in Crete and I instantly knew I would try to prepare this at home.

Fennel Pie

1 large onion, chopped or combination of 1 bunch of scallions and a small onion, finely chopped

5 T fresh parsley, finely chopped or a mixture of parsley, dill and any other herb you choose

1 medium head of fennel, finely chopped

Optional: 1 cup of chopped spinach, sorrel or other mild flavored green of your choice, added when parsley is added

6 sheets of prepared phyllo dough (#4)

olive oil

salt, pepper to taste

Saute onions in large skillet in a few T of olive oil until softened. Add olive oil as needed to keep mixture moist. Add parsley and the fennel and continue to cook over medium heat until softened. After 15 minutes or so you can cover the pan to allow the steam to finish cooking the veggies.

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.IMG_1934

Brush a baking dish (8 x 12 or equivalent) with olive oil. Lay a sheet of phyllo on top, brush with more olive oil, and repeat with 2 more sheets of phyllo. Spread veggie mixture on top of phyllo and then top  veggies with the remaining 3 sheets of phyllo, brushing each with olive oil including top of last layer.

Cover dish with foil, pressing down to prevent phyllo from puffing up. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, remove foil and bake another 20 minutes until phyllo has browned. Serve by itself or with yogurt and or cheese.

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Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog, www.chefuptotheplate.wordpress.com, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of www.chefuptotheplate.wordpress.com is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

One thought on “Fennel Pie

  1. This sounds yummy!

    Carol

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