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Smashed Pea Pie

This is a fantastic vegetarian dish and is often a crowd pleaser. Enjoy!

3 cups frozen peas
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup grated cheese (cheddar, provolone, bleu, goat or a combination of different cheeses you have in your fridge)
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
parmesan cheese, to sprinkle over the top
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350.
Heat peas in the microwave to defrost. Once they are heated place in the food processor on the chop setting pulse until they are chopped up. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Spoon the mixture into a 10 inch round glass pie plate or metal pie pan that has been coated with vegetable cooking spray. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.

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