Potato and Spinach Pie Serves 6 To 8 1 1_2 pounds _4 to 5_ medium

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					Potato and Spinach Pie

Serves 6 To 8
1 1/2 pounds (4 to 5) medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
4 tablespoons Colavita™ Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
6 ounces mozzarella, Asiago, or other cheese, cubed (1 1/2 cups)
10 ounces of fresh spinach, stemmed, washed, and drained
1 large clove garlic, peeled and cut in half
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, diced

Place the potatoes in a 2-quart pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and cook the potatoes until
tender, about 12 minutes. Drain the potatoes, but reserve ¼ cup cooking water. Place the potatoes in a
bowl. Add the cooking water, 1 tablespoon of oil, salt, and egg. With a potato masher or an electric mixer,
beat the potatoes until smooth. If they seem too dry, add a little more water. Fold in the cheese and set
the mixture aside. Place the spinach in a dry skillet, cover with a lid, and cook until the spinach wilts,
about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the spinach in a colander. In the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil,
add the garlic, and press on the garlic with a wooden spoon to release its juice. When the garlic begins to
turn color, remove and discard it. Return the spinach to the skillet, add the pine nuts, and sauté the
mixture for about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the nutmeg, and blend. Set the mixture aside.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. With the remaining tablespoon of oil, brush the bottom and sides of a 9-inch
round cake pan. Place half the potato mixture in the pan, smoothing the top. Add the spinach mixture,
spreading it evenly on top of the potatoes. Place the remaining potato mixture on top of the spinach,
spreading to cover the spinach. Dot with the diced butter and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the top
begins to crust over. Place the pan under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to brown the crust. Let cool for
about 3 minutes, then cut the pie into wedges and serve immediately.

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