Three onion pie with feta or goat cheese

    1 hour 30 min

    This pie is simple to prepare. Serve with a salad for dinner, or with fruit for brunch. Dry goat cheese can be used in place of feta cheese.

    29 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 red onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
    • 2 leeks, whites only, sliced into rings
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
    • 75g crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 plum tomato, thinly sliced
    • 100g fine dried breadcrumbs
    • ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:10min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / gas 4.
    2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the regular and red onions, and saute over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the wine, then add the leeks. Saute for another 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the onions are golden and the leeks are limp. Remove from heat.
    3. In a mixing bowl, combine the beaten eggs with dill, tarragon, feta, pepper and 2 tablespoons of the parsley. Stir in the onion mixture.
    4. Oil a 25cm flan tin, and line the bottom generously with breadcrumbs. Pour in the onion mixture. Ring the outside edge of the pie with tomato slices, and sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon parsley in the centre. Sprinkle a light layer of breadcrumbs over the entire top.
    5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the mixture is set and the top is golden. Let stand for 10 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.

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    Reviews in English (13)


    Very nice dish. However, it served only 3 at a push. No worries, I'll know for next time. Thank you for sharing.  -  05 Feb 2011


    My goodnes, this is delicious! I used a 9" whole wheat pie shell, and based on a previous review stating this was more a side dish beefed it up with 3 eggs and 8 oz. crumbled feta (1 cup). I used fresh parsley, dried tarragon, and omitted the dill. I did not add any salt because I thought the cheese would be enough, but I will probably add a dash next time. My husband can be quite picky when it comes to new foods, but he went back for seconds. I served with a greek side salad and grilled chicken apple sausage w/ grainy mustard. This is now one of my favorites for dinner or brunch. Thank YOU!  -  29 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this recipe in a pre-made pie crust with goat cheese and it turned out great; it took just under 40 minutes to fully cook. I would definitely make it again!  -  30 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)