Recipe by ~SarahBeth~
I just ran across this and thought I would post it here. Sounds like it would be amazing, I just like that it is inspired by a book! (See Note) "This crab dish is as much of a treat as digging in to a good book: It’s adapted from a scene in the novel The Hours and featured in The Book Club Cookbook (Tarcher/Putnam), which pairs recipes with great reads. The casserole offers lean protein and doses of vitamin A and folate. Plus, Self substituted soymilk for cream and replaced butter with olive oil, giving this storybook recipe a healthy ending"
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium red potatoes, diced
- 1 cup chopped white onion
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fennel bulb
- 1 3⁄4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 cups sliced swiss chard, stems removed
- 1 cup Baby Spinach
- 4 egg whites
- 1 whole egg
- 3⁄4 cup crumbled feta
- 1⁄2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 3 tablespoons plain soymilk
- 1⁄2 cup whole-grain breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaf
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 1 lb precooked lump crabmeat
- vegetable-oil cooking spray
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan on medium high heat. Add potato, onion, pepper and fennel; sauté until soft, about 3 minutes.
- Add garlic; sauté until golden, about 2 minutes.
- Stir in chard and spinach; cook 2 minutes or until wilted. Transfer to a bowl and cool.
- Beat eggs in another bowl. Stir eggs, feta, cottage cheese, soymilk, breadcrumbs, cilantro, dil,l and chives into veggie mix. Fold in crabmeat.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Coat a 9" x 12" pan with cooking spray; dust with 2 tbsp Parmesan. Place 1 phyllo sheet in pan; brush with oil. Layer 3 more phyllo sheets in a row; brush each with oil. Dust with remaining Parmesan. Spoon mix over pastry; top with rest of phyllo; brush each sheet with oil.
- Score the top to mark off 3" x 6" pieces.
- Bake 35 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly; serve.