Torta de frango
(Brazilian Chicken Pie)

This recipe comes from Aleatha in northern California. Having lived with a Brazilian family in the state of Paraná, she became a huge fan of Brazilian home cooking. We figured there are lots and lots of people out there homesick for their mom's food who would like to be able to prepare some of these recipes...well, everybody, thank Aleatha and her Brazilian mom...

Filling

Aleatha's Brazilian mom would take a chicken breast or two and shred it while it was cooking. While it was cooking she would add some tomato sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, oregano, pepper, canned corn, and of course chopped cilantro. After the sauce thickened a bit, and all of the chicken was shredded, she would then put the pie together for baking. Give it a try and tell us how it worked out for you! You're supposed to eat it cold. Yum, nice summer idea!

Dough

12 tbsp flour

1 tbsp baking powder

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp salt

3 eggs

1 1/2 to 2 cups of milk

3/4 to 1 cup oil

Baking the pie

Preheat oven to 350º F. Put all dough ingredients into a blender and beat until smooth. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking pan. Pour half of dough mixture into pan. Add meat or chicken or veggies. Pour rest of the dough on top. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool, slice and serve with a nice green salad with vinaigrette dressing!

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