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Keto Manitaropita – Greek Mushroom Pie

Keto mushroom pie is a natural sequence to our ketonisation of Greek pites (pies). With homemade crispy keto phyllo dough that you can easily ketonise, depending on what ingredients you have available at the moment. The Greek word for mushrooms is Manitari, this is quite simple – manitaropita is yet another star of traditional Greek cuisine!

Greek pita 

Ancient Greek πίττα or πίσσα is the ancestor to all kinds of pies and pizzas. This stands both for etymology and the actual shaping of these delicious baked meals. Modern Greek word Pita could be considered as a staple part of Greek cuisine. We already stated that every Greek cake is also called pita! Interestingly, the philosophy behind pita comes from the tradition of using whatever leafy greens are available in the garden or in the forest. Furthermore, some cheese and some homemade phyllo. The most popular pita of them all is Spanakopita (spinach pie). Our Keto version seems to be extremely popular among Ketonians. We received some awesome feedback from our social media followers who made it.

Pita can be prepared with almost anything!

Did you try our Keto Kreatopita/meat pie, Kotopita /chicken pie, Tyropita/cheese pie? All ketonised to the full potential and all with amazing taste and macros! It was only natural to present your traditional Greek Manitaropita/mushroom pie. Of course, with all the Keto ingredients you’ll end up with the most delicious and nutritious pita!

There is a term derived from ancient Greek mycophilia which describes the love for mushrooms

Nutritive treasure in mushrooms

It is clear from the composition that the value of most mushrooms encourages people to use them in the diet and enjoy the magic of the creative cooking scented with the mushroom aroma. Keto mushroom pie, in fact, is the ideal way to introduce mushrooms to those Ketonians who did not like them before. These gems of nature provide us with B vitamins and valuable quantities of precious minerals. For example, mushrooms will provide us with 470 mg of potassium, 10 mg of calcium, 100 mg of phosphorus, 1, 2 mg of iron and other minerals.

Keto mushroom pie – Manitaropita

Mushrooms have been foraged wild throughout Greece from the time of antiquity. In today’s world, mushrooms are widely available on the market. Some people still enjoy searching for wild mushrooms and that’s an amazing example of staying in touch with our ancestral habits. Of course, you have to be 100% sure that the kind you are picking is edible in order not to end up with serious poisoning. But, since edible mushrooms are cultivated widely, you can find some of the finest mushrooms in Greek Laiki markets or just about any market in the world.

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Keto Manitaropita

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Keto Greek
Keyword: Keto mushroom
Servings: 12
Author: Roberta Kapsalis

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 extra large eggs free-range
  • 30 g (1/3 cup) butter grass-fed (preferably goat butter)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp ground dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 6 tbsp ground walnuts
  • 4 tbsp almond flour
  • 4 tbsp ground flaxseed

Filling

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 220 g (7.7 oz) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large leek finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp sour cream
  • 3 medium eggs free-range
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp red paprika powder
  • 1/3 tsp black pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • First, prepare the crust. Mix the eggs with melted butter and olive oil. Add rosemary, oregano, sea salt. Start adding ground walnuts, almond flour and ground flaxseed. Using your hands work the dough. 
  • Grease 9" pie pan with some butter and place the dough in it. with your hands, spread the dough all over the bottom and the sides of the pie pan.
  • Bake at 170ºC for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, saute finely chopped leek and mushrooms in olive oil. Add all the spices and mix well. When the leek and mushrooms are soft, remove from heat. Using an electric mixer mix sour cream and eggs. Mix this together with leek and mushrooms and place it in the half-baked pie crust. 
  • Bake for another 20 minutes at 170ºC. Serve warm, decorated with freshly chopped rosemary. Make sure you don't cut the pie while it's still hot. 

Notes

Instead of 2 extra large eggs, you can use 4 small to medium eggs!
Instead of sour cream, you can use cream cheese diluted with 6 tbsp sparkling mineral water.
If your flaxseed meal is not finely ground, add 1-2 tbsp coconut flour to the crust

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