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Pancetta Black Eyed Peas and Vegetable Pot Pies

Pancetta Black Eyed Peas and Vegetable Pot Pies

Method

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For the dough:

  • Beat the flour, butter and salt in a food processor, until the mixture becomes like wet sand. If you don’t own a food processor you can rub the flour-butter mixture between your hands until it resembles coarse meal.
  • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, vinegar and water together. Add to the food processor.
  • Pulse once or twice until a soft dough forms. Do not mix too much.
  • You can also do this in a bowl. Just mix all of the ingredients together with a spatula at first and then mix with your hands.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until needed.

For the filling:

  • Rinse the black eyed peas and put them in a pot along with the vegetable stock, onion and enough water to cover them.
  • Place pot over heat and boil until the black eyed peas soften. This will depend on how fresh they are. You should know that the fresher beans are the faster they boil.
  • We want the beans to soften but not to the point that they break apart. Remove from heat and drain. Discard water and onion. Set beans aside separately.
  • In a wide pan, add the olive oil and sauté the pancetta over high heat, until it browns on both sides.
  • Remove pancetta from pan. Transfer to a large bowl and set pan back on heat.
  • Add the onions to the pan and sauté over medium heat until they soften. Add the carrots, celery and bukovo. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Sauté for about 10 minutes. Add the garlic during the last minute (whole if you want to remove it at the end, or minced if you will leave it in the mixture).
  • Add the spinach leaves and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Season to taste. Transfer mixture to bowl with pancetta.
  • Place pan back on heat. Add butter. When it melts add the flour and cook while mixing with a hand whisk.
  • When it starts to turn golden, start to add the stock, a little at a time. You basically want to make a light béchamel sauce. Whisk continuously as you add the stock, slowly at first and then in a slow steady stream.
  • Cook the sauce for about 10 minutes, until it thickens. Then you can add all the remaining ingredients; the black eyed peas, pancetta and vegetables. Mix.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Divide mixture into 4 small bakeware dishes or individual clay pots.
  • Roll the dough out into a thin sheet. Dust with extra flour if necessary.
  • Cut out 4 pieces that will cover our pot pies.
  • Beat the egg lightly and brush some onto rim of pots. This way we can be sure the dough won’t stick to the pots.
  • Spread a piece of dough over each pot pie. Use a knife to make small incisions in the dough so the steam can escape while cooking.
  • Brush all of the dough with the remaining egg. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

146
Calories (kcal)
7 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

9.9
Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.8
Saturated Fat (g)
29 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

9.7
Total Carbs (g)
4 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

1.8
Sugars (g)
2 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

3.8
Protein (g)
8 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.5
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.6
Sodium (g)
10 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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