Riviera Potato & Green Bean Pie
4-5 medium gold potatoes
1 1/2 - 2 lbs. green beans (string beans)
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated parmigiano, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil for drizzling
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Peel the potatoes and quarter them. Boil in salted water until soft and cooked through. Drain and mash potatoes. Boil string beans until cooked through. Drain and pulse them in a food processor until they are broken up but not as far as pureed. Heat the onion in a small saucepan with the milk and a 1/4 cup water. Cook till softened. Drain.
Mix together the mashed potatoes, pulsed beans, cooked onions in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs, and cheese, season with salt & pepper. Mix well. Butter a 9 X 13 sheet pan. Coat with some of the breadcrumbs and shake out excess. Press in the potato mixture until flattened and even. Using the tines of a fork press a pattern on the top. Sprinkle with parmigiano. Drizzle a little olive oil.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until golden. Let cool before cutting into squares for serving.