Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Savory Collard Pies


I love Mediterranean spinach pies.  Love.  I decided to give this recipe a try, using collards instead of spinach because I had a bunch on hand.  The dough was nice and workable and after baking, the pockets were fluffy, yet thicker and stiffer than some spinach pies I've had at restaurants.  The leftover, uncooked, filling even made a great side salad!






















When using collards in this recipe, you can skip squeezing out the excess water, but you'll need to massage the greens a little longer. Also, make sure you remove the stems from the collards!























I didn't have sumac, so I left it out, but I definitely think it would be worth it to track down the spice if you plan on making this dish.  I also skipped the cornmeal in the recipe and instead used greased cookie sheets.  I really recommend piling in the filling, using much more than the recipe says.  I think mine could have used a higher filling-to-dough ratio.

15 comments:

  1. They are absolutely gorgeous! I don't think I've ever eaten collards, but this might convince me to try. Did they come from your lovely garden?

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  2. Looks so good! I haven't had pies like that in so long!

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  3. oh my goodness! these are precious! yum. =)

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  4. Mmm...these do look good. Reminds me of pasties I used to get when visiting family in Michigan as a kid!

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  5. Dawn, collards are SO good. You should give them a try! You'll get a bunch of my recipe recommendations during the month!

    Unfortunately, these are not from the garden! Our collards are a little stunted, but I think they're going to get a'growin now that it's the rainy season and less sunny!

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  6. One year my garden collards were so spectacularly successful, and we ate so many, that it was ages before I could look at a collard with anything but dismay. Too bad I didn't have this recipe back then — it might have made my recovery much faster!

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  7. DO WANT! Those look spectacular!

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  8. Andrea, I think we eat collards (or kale) at least five times a week, so we planted them to feed our addiction! I wish we had your problem!!

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  9. I'm jealous...you live in Portland and create the best looking stuff! I want to visit Portland and eat good vegan food in the cool weather! PS: your dogs are so cute!

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  10. Collards in dough pockets? Another must make to add to the list.

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  11. I'm getting hungry just THINKING about those! I will have to give this recipe a try.

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  12. Those look soooo good, that's my kinda food right there!

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