Here’s Les McCann’s Oatmeal.
1 batch of oatmeal crust. Use 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup ground toasted oats, and 1/3 cup pecans, toasted and chopped very fine.
1 batch roasted mushrooms. Light on the herbs – just a pinch of each. Remember, tarragon is the star in this meal! And no garlic, because you’ll cook that with the beans.
1 can small white beans – rinsed & drained
1 clove garlic – finely chopped
1/4 cup white wine
1 T fresh tarragon, chopped finely
1-2 cups mozzarella, grated
salt & pepper.
Warm the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic. When it starts to brown, add the white beans. Cook until they’re warmed through, then add the white wine and the tarragon. Cook until the pan starts to dry out, and the beans aren’t soupy at all. Smash them a little with your spoon, but leave most of them whole for texture.
Combine the mushrooms, beans, cheese, salt and freshly ground pepper.
In a small cup beat the eggs. Pour all but one tablespoonful into the bean/mushroom mixture, and mix well.
Roll out the dough into a square just slightly larger than the short side of your baking sheet. It should be about 1/4 inch thick. I rolled mine into a rectangle, and then cut off the excess, which I cut into smaller pieces to make delicious delicious crackers. (We call these “Isaac crackers” because my youngest son won’t try the pie, but he’ll make a meal out of the crackers)
Pile the filling into the middle of the square, leaving a border of about 1 1/2 inches.
Fold each corner into the center, and then fold each new corner you’ve created into the center as well.
Press the edges together lightly, and prick the pie with a fork in a few places. Brush with the remaining egg, and cook for about 1/2 hour in a preheated 425 degree oven – till it’s toasty and golden brown.
This sounds like I need to try it very, very soon! Well, as soon as there’s a day only TheBoyWonder needs feeding, as Little’Un does NOT like mushrooms. At all. At all at all at all…
Is there really no liquid in the dough for the crust?
Thanks DebbyM! IT’s a funny thing about mushrooms – you like them or you loathe them, it seems. I suppose you could make this without the mushrooms, but you’d want to put something else in to make it less about the beans. Green peas, maybe? Would add a sweet little bite.
The crust has butter and ice water. If you click on the blue words it should take you to the original recipe, and I was just adjusting to add some pecans to the mix.
Hey Claire, Just printed your recipe out for the white bean pie. It looks really good.. Love you, Aunt Maggie
This was so delicious….had some on Saturday and went back for seconds…mmmm
Thanks, Ellie. It was nice to see you!