Albanian Cornmeal Pie with Scallions & Feta Cheese

Unsalted butter, for greasing pan
1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
12 ounces small-curd cottage cheese
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 bunch scallions, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
4 ounces feta cheese


Heat oven to 400. Butter a 9-inch pie plate.

In a medium bowl, stir together the cornmeal, cottage cheese, eggs, scallions, melted butter, thyme, and salt. Scrape into prepared pie plate and spread evenly. Sprinkle the feta over the top.

Bake in 400 oven until golden brown, set, and slightly puffed, about 45 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes, then serve warm.

-David Ricketts, Home Cooking Around the World