May 9, 2012

Get to Your Skillet Immediately!

Tonight I stared into the fridge, wondering what i the world I was going to rustle up for dinner. Then I saw the latest Southern Living with w recipe for Spring Onion Pie I had tabbed. Intrigued by the combination of eggs, green onions and cheese (!!) and I quickly threw it together.

Dear lord.

Get to the kitchen and make this RIGHT NOW. Amazing how something so incredibly simple can be sooo tasty. I ate half of it. It's six servings. Oops.

I am super excited to wake up tomorrow morning and eat the other half.

Modified slightly from here.


10 thin spring (green) onions
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 tablespoons butter
8 ounces Farmer's cheese, cubed

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet in oven. Trim roots from onions; discard roots. Chop half of onions. cut the other half of the onions in half (this will not look as pretty, but make cutting and eating far easier).
2. Whisk together eggs and milk. Sift together flour and next 3 ingredients (I was too hungry to get out my sifter, so I just tossed them in the eggs). Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture, whisking rapidly 20 to 30 seconds or just until blended and smooth. (There should be no lumps.) Stir in chopped onions. Let stand 5 minutes.
3. Carefully remove hot skillet from oven. Add butter, and let stand until butter is melted. Place skillet over medium-high heat, and pour batter into skillet. Arrange cheese and remaining whole onions over top of batter, and cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or until edges begin to set.

4. Transfer skillet to top oven rack, and bake at 400° for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. (Outside edges should be crispy, and inside texture should resemble a custard popover. Pie will deflate quickly.) Serve immediately

What a wonderful recipe to have in your pocket for dinner time emergencies! Simple, quick, and absolutely mouthwatering! I am going to try it next week with leeks instead of green onions. I'm sure it will be just as yummy.


  1. Oh YUM. This looks like the perfect single-girl dinner (T has some egg issues - harumph).

  2. This looks delicious. With wine. Mmm.

  3. That does look really good, although Farmer's cheese is not my favorite.

    As a new working mom myself, I am all about easy weeknight dinners. Do you have a slow cooker? I got one for Christmas and it is my new BFF. This chicken is so very good:

  4. Hey friend I made this 2 nights ago in a pinch and it was amazing! So simple and yet so good. Like something my momma would make which is always a good thing. Hope that cute baby is doing well. Shes just precious. I'm just sorry she's having these reflux issues. Sounds very frustrating my dear but hang in there.

    Ps: I hope your renovations are going smoother than ours! That kitchen is good lookin so far and can't wait to see more.


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