French Country Flat Pie
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A decadent flat pie loaded with potatoes, onions, and Gruyère cheese, all nestled in a biscuit crust.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: French
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lb yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb russet potatoes, washed, scrubbed and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • ⅓ cup cream
Biscuit Crust
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2½ tbsp cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • ⅓ cup cream
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Start by sauteing the onions and garlic in the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Cook about 5 minutes or until the onions have softened.
  3. Add in the potatoes, thyme, salt and pepper, cover and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender but not overdone.
  4. Meanwhile, add the flour, baking powder, pepper and salt to a food processor bowl, and give a quick whirl. Add in the butter, and pulse until butter is fully incorporated and the mixture looks like fine granules. Gradually add the cream until the dough takes shape.
  5. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board, and knead about a dozen times. With a rolling-pin, roll the dough out into a 14-inch circle, and transfer to a greased cookie sheet or pizza pan.
  6. Spoon the potato mixture into the center, leaving about an inch border around the edge. Top the filling with the Gruyère cheese. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, and brush with the cream.
  7. Bake 15 minutes, remove from oven, pour the remaining cream over the top, then bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.
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