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Broccoli Pie

It's the beginning of broccoli season in the Midwest and many Amish gardeners are harvesting a robust crop.   Broccoli is a versatile vegetable than can be used in many ways: soups, salads, and even more odd items like breads and pies.  Lovina makes a delicious broccoli pie.  Here is the recipe she uses:

10 ounces of chopped fresh broccoli  

1/2 cup diced onion

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup baking mix

1 egg

1 cup milk

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish. Combine broccoli, onions and cheese in prepared dish. In a small bowl whisk together baking mix, egg, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over broccoli mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until lightly browned.


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Homegrown broccoli, if rinsed in hot water [with or without salt], gives up its green worms sooner.  Fresh broccoli from the store doesn't seem to have them any more, nor does that from 'our' organic farm stand-----not sure what has  been used on either product in the field.  With just 2 of us, I buy crowns to use fresh in salads & packed lunches, along with edible pod peas, etc.    ~CS~

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It's been a long time since I've cooked broccoli fresh from a garden but do remember soaking it first in an ice/salt water bath before cooking it.  The combination killed all the 'extra protein' Wink

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

I usually do an ice bath first, but there always seems to be a few little buggers with a particularly strong grip that I miss... until floating in the slightly green water.  Double yuck-o.

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That's where the salt comes in, it's the combination of the water, cold and salt that kills them.

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

 

Good to know :-)

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Ugh...fat green worms...I'll ask Lovina how she battles those...in the meantime, anyone have any remedies for this?

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

 Mmmm.... sounds so good!  Growing broccoli is pretty easy, and the pac man variety (probably others) with continue to give tiny little broccoli shoots after the big head is cut pretty much through the summer.  The only bad thing about homegrown broccoli...those nasty little fat green worms love it, too.  I pick and pick them off, and always have a few floating in the water after I cook it.  Yuck-O.

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Ewwwwwww....floaters!!! LOL

This pie actually sounds pretty good, I may try this one!Smile

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