A fragrant pie with onions, eggs, rosemary and thyme is a classic Provencal cuisine. For the cake you need to make shortbread baked dough in olive oil, but you can use butter or margarine instead. The dough prepared in this way holds its shape well and is used in recipes of many countries for multi-layered pies. The cake will be nourishing, the next day it is even tastier than immediately after baking, apparently the onion permeates the walls of the short pastry with its juice. Do not feel sorry for onions for the filling - it should be a lot, mixed with cheese and herbs, the onion will be the main character of this pie.
Closed cakes with a complex filling are sometimes baked in the shape of a basket, they are called “Picnic basket” cake.
- Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Servings: 6
Ingredients for Onion Pie with Egg
For the test:
- 200 g of wheat flour;
- 50 ml of olive oil;
- 130 ml of water;
- 3 g of salt;
- one egg yolk (for lubrication).
For the filling:
- 4 chicken eggs;
- 400 g onions;
- 100 grams of celery;
- 70 grams of cheese;
- rosemary, thyme, chili pepper.
A way to make an onion and egg pie
At the beginning of cooking, boil four chicken eggs hard for filling.
Making choux sand dough. Boil water, add salt and olive oil. If you cook the dough with margarine or butter, then you need to melt them until completely dissolved in hot water.
Pour all the flour into the hot water and vigorously stir the dough with a spoon until it gathers in a tight lump. At this stage it will be problematic to knead the dough with your hands, as it is rather hot.
After the flour is mixed with hot water and butter, the mixture cools a little, you can continue working with the dough by hand. Knead the dough, cover with film and remove for 30 minutes in the fridge to cool it.
Making the stuffing. Sliced onion and celery salad. Fry vegetables in a mixture of olive and butter until the onions are clear, add salt to taste.
Remove leaves from a rosemary branch, cut small, cut a pod of red chili pepper, hard cheese three on a large grater. We combine the ingredients of the filling - shredded cheese, fried onions, rosemary, thyme and chili.
2/3 of the dough is rolled out on parchment to a thickness of 3-4 millimeters, put into shape, evenly distributed along the bottom and walls, we make a side. Boiled hard boiled eggs cut in half, put on the dough.
On eggs we lay out the filling, level, filling the gaps between the eggs. The filling should cool completely; never put warm food on the raw dough.
We roll out the remaining dough into a thin sheet, put it on the cake, pinch the edges and make cuts to release steam. We grease the surface with raw egg yolk, this will give the cake golden brown color and shine.
Heat the oven to a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius. We bake a pie with onions and an egg for about 40-50 minutes. Cool the finished cake and cut into portions, sprinkle with thyme.
Pie with onion and egg is ready. Enjoy your meal!