Friulian Potato and Cheese Pie Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup grated Asiago cheese
- 1 cup grated Montasio cheese
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 egg, beaten
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- 9-inch pie dish
- Rolling pin
- Pastry brush

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. In a large pot, boil the sliced potatoes until tender. Drain and mash them with a fork or potato masher.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the grated Parmesan, Asiago, and Montasio cheeses together.

4. In another bowl, combine the flour and cubed butter. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

5. Add the cold water to the flour mixture and mix until a dough forms.

6. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a 12-inch circle.

7. Transfer the dough to the pie dish and trim the edges.

8. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the dough.

9. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the potatoes.

10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

11. Fold the edges of the dough over the filling, leaving the center exposed.

12. Brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg.

13. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 45-50 minutes
375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
6-8 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 420
Total fat: 24g
Saturated fat: 15g
Cholesterol: 95mg
Sodium: 550mg
Total carbohydrates: 33g
Dietary fiber: 2g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 18g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can substitute any of the cheeses with your favorite hard cheeses.
- You can use store-bought pie crust instead of making your own.

- Add cooked bacon or ham to the filling for a meatier version.
- Add sautéed onions or garlic for extra flavor.
- Substitute sweet potatoes for regular potatoes for a sweeter version.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to chill the butter before mixing it with the flour to ensure a flaky crust.
- Don't overwork the dough, or it will become tough.
- Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom of the crust before adding the filling to prevent it from getting soggy.

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pie on a platter with a side salad for a complete meal.

- Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme.

- Pair with a crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the crust is browning too quickly, cover it with foil to prevent burning.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the potatoes until they are fully tender to prevent any foodborne illness.

Food history:
- Friulian cuisine is a regional cuisine from the northeastern part of Italy, near the border with Austria and Slovenia.

Flavor profiles:
- This dish is savory and cheesy, with a flaky crust and creamy potato filling.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the pie warm, straight out of the oven, for the best flavor and texture.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Cheesy, Herby, Buttery, Garlicky