Friday, April 15, 1994

Ham, Feta Cheese and Egg Pie

How I am using the left over Easter Ham.
Ham, Feta Cheese and Egg Pie
Makes: Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2/3 cup lard, chilled and cut up
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 4 oz feta cheese
* 4 to 6 tablespoons ice water
* 5 large eggs
* 6 slices COOKED ham cut into 1Ž2-inch pieces
* 1 cup half-and-half
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
1. To make the pastry, combine the flour, lard, and salt in a mixing bowl
and work with your fingertips till the mixture is mealy.
2. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the water, mix till the pastry holds together,
then continue adding just enough water to make a smooth ball of dough. Wrap
in plastic wrap and chill (the dough) about 20 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a 9-inch pie plate and set aside.
4. roll out pastry wide enough to line the bottom and sides of the prepared
pie plate, and scatter the chopped ham evenly over the bottom.
5. Beat the 5 remaining eggs with the half-and-half, feta cheese and salt
and pepper till well blended and pour over the pie.
6. bake in the upper third of the oven for 10 minutes.
7. Reduce the heat to 350;F and continue baking till golden brown, about 30
minutes.
89. Let the pie stand about 10 minutes before serving.


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