Introduction: Dorito and Onion Pie

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Boredom + Pastry = Wacky Piestuffs.

Step 1: Assemble Your Ingredients

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I made this up entirely from scratch, so the measurements are not precise.

1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 CupcLard
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp ice water

2 large sweet onions
1 large green bell pepper
2 cups Cool Ranch Doritos
4 Eggs
2 cups sour cream
1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Step 2: Make the Pastry Shell

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Combine the flour lard, and salt in a food processor. Pulse the food processor until the mixture looks grainy.

Step 3: Add Water to the Flour Mixture

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Pour the flour mixture into a mixing bowl, and add the cool water (do not add the actual ice) 2 tablespoons at a time. Toss the flour mixture with the water. By the time you get to five tablespoons of water, you should be approching a dough ball that will clean the sides of the bowl as you stir.

Step 4: Roll Out the Dough Between Sheets of Waxed Paper

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Dump the dough ball on a peice of waxed paper, and place a second peice of waxed paper on top. Squish the dough flat, then begin rolling the dough out with a rolling pin. You will want to spin the wax-papered dough as you go, and roll out from the center. You are looking for an evenly flat, 10" circle (or close approximation thereof) of dough.

HINT - touch the dough as little as possible. Your own body heat will cause the lard to melt, at the expense of a flaky crust.

Step 5: Place Pie Shell in Pie Tin

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Peel off the top piece of waxed paper. Place your pie tin on top of the dough, upside down. Then flip the whole works over so that the pastry shell falls into the pie tin. Then peel the remaining peice of paper back, and press the dough into the pie tin. The edges can be crunched up with your fingertips, then squished with the tines of a fork to make them look semi-presentable.

Step 6: Dock the Pie Shell

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Finally, dock the pie shell by poking holes in it with the fork. This prevents bubbling.

Step 7: Pre-bake the Pie Shell for 5 Minutes

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Bake the pie shell at 350 degrees 9that magic number) for 5 minutes. This prevents a doughy pie shell. Set the now pre-baked shell aside, while you turn to your filling.

Step 8: Cut Up the Onions and Bell Peppers, and Fry Them Up

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Fry them on medium high heat until they are transluscent.

Step 9: Crush the Doritos

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I put about two cups in a small food processor and let it run for about 45 seconds.

Step 10: Add the Dorito Crumbs to the Onion and Pepper Mixture

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Add and stir. I should try this with jalapenos next time.

Step 11: Beat the Eggs and Sour Cream Together

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Beat until smooth.

Step 12: Pour Onion Mix Into Pie Shell, Then Top With Egg Mixture

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As pictured. I sprinkled it with cheese, salt, and pepper as well.

Step 13: Bake the Pie at 350 Degrees for 50 Minutes, and Voila. Dorito Onion Pie!

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You can tell it is done if it doesn't jiggle. I piped some sour cream onto the wedges once I realized I would have a single remaining unclogged arterie after all was said and done. Turned out delish, although the Doritos presented a very subtle flavor. I should have used more.


LILLIAN-R (author)2012-08-09

WOW...I can tell by the ingredients that this is delicious! Not exactly diet food though! =)

Mekasia (author)2010-10-07

Excellent! Made this a couple of nights ago, but added some homemade roasted pepper salsa and some diced grilled chicken. Hubby and I both LOVED it!

booker207 (author)2010-02-17

It was delicious!

Thank you.

~Matt Booker

Flumpkins (author)2008-06-24

Actually sounds FANTASTIC!!! But thats me, I mean I put hot sauce on my Mac n' cheese

TechNerd1012 (author)Flumpkins2010-01-30

I do that too!
Whats awesome is to mix in a little salsa into it, and throw it under a broiler for a little bit. Makes an awesome crust-stuff on top

Flumpkins (author)TechNerd10122010-01-30

I love tobasco sauce haha.

Psychopump (author)2007-03-28

OMG - when I read the title, somehow I made 'Oreo and onion pie' out of it! Eewwwww...boy am I glad it's really Doritos - lol!

TechNerd1012 (author)Psychopump2010-01-30

Ok, Im going to have to try that, sounds awesome
yes, i AM crazy, thank you

nunodeath93 (author)2006-12-03

Amazing, ur my hero man U ever made a meat smoothy? 1 cup orange juice 2 slices salami 1 piece pepperoni 1 piece american cheese 1.5 cups sprite 1 saltine 3 drops prune juice

TechNerd1012 (author)nunodeath932010-01-30

Sounds awesome, Ill have to try that :D

BlondGuy101 (author)nunodeath932009-07-28

Is that even edible?

Pentacle (author)2009-12-12

Very cool. I love quiche stuff.

Gakki (author)2007-12-22

Though it is essentially a Quiche, it is none the less good, and quite creative sir.

itsaidhi (author)Gakki2009-01-05

you know i was just about to comment that. This is a Quiche.

fwjs28 (author)2008-11-17

At first i though eeeewieee!then i made it out of curoiusity and its pretty good

Danny B (author)2008-11-17

Quiche D'orito et Oignon!

arhodes18 (author)2008-07-31

Holy crap!! This sounds soooo good!!!! Its making my mouth water!! I want to try this so bad!

static (author)2007-05-24

Interesting cooking experiment. Anything used with with onions and peppers with the ratio you used can only add only a subtle flavor to the whole. Does that hairy hand reveal not only do real men eat quiche, they make it as well? :)

Tycho7 (author)static2007-11-13

I think he called it pie for a reason...

knex hater hater (author)2007-06-20

hmm,reminds me of keesh(i know thats not spelled right)

dejinge (author)knex hater hater2007-09-24

Bless you!

knex hater hater (author)dejinge2007-09-24




!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-07-21

!whattt??:-X eww

mcscott (author)2007-06-10

We tried it too, came out delicious!

Spl1nt3rC3ll (author)2007-04-30

When I first saw the tital, I thought eeewwwwwww nasty! now its Mmmmmmmm... tasty.

TheLobb (author)2007-04-05

i need to eat that pie. it looks so good

the_flame (author)2007-02-23

In Germany we have this without Doritos! But we drink new Wine (non alcoholic) with this.

mje (author)2007-02-19

You know, if you used gruyere instead cheddar, and flour instead of doritos, you'd have something very much like a traditional Alsatian onion tart.

Punkguyta (author)2007-02-17

I'm still waiting to get into town (road has been closed for a unhealthy amount of time..damn winter) to get some ingredients to try this. I showed my mother and she thought it looked "damn good". I can't wait to try it cricket

Punkguyta (author)Punkguyta2007-02-17

Also too, what about using dorrito brand cool ranch? I think we have those no name ones around here, I remember eating them once, but in case I can't find that brand?

Robotrix (author)2006-10-27

I can't believe you actually made something called dorito and onion pie sound appealing. I can't! But i think i need some!

Punkguyta (author)Robotrix2007-02-15

damn straight, I'm making some of this bad boy up today and I'll take pictures to show you guys how it turned out.

JoshuaTerrell (author)2006-12-21

You sir, are a tribute to Americans everywhere. Hail the glorious processed food revolution! Kraft Handyslice for life!

jongscx (author)2006-12-16

Yeah, i ixnayed the home-made dough and substituted a 2-pack of prepackaged stuff... pretty decent so far. I also didn't have any pepper, ran out of eggs(grand total of 5 for two pies), and only had a cup of sour cream left (substituted some softened cream cheese). Yeah, i stuck with cooler ranch, but did a 60-40 with the blended-hand crushed. I hope it'll make for bite-y pieces... or it'll just cut the roof of my mouth. Oh, also, after about 35 minutes, it seems to be done, and i thought 50 minutes for a quiche sounded long too... We'll see i guess... Report back when things cool down (i just now cooked it and will take it out of the over in a few)

westfw (author)2006-11-13

Oh! It's a quiche! Realizing that, it sounds a lot better...

zachninme (author)westfw2006-11-18

Thats exactly what I thought as I read step 12... I guess I know cooking! Yay me! :-P

Bad Donut (author)2006-11-01

Wow. Thats one wierd pie.

mtbube (author)2006-10-27

This sounds terrific. It also has the look of a winner in the Pillsbury Cook-Off where the top prize is a million. All you have to do is to use some Pillsbury dough for the crust or one of their other products. They love it when you use their products and don't forget that their products could be anything that any of their companies make. Good luck.

darkmotion (author)2006-10-27

Im so hungry now I'm nearly drooling :)

SirGrok (author)2006-10-26

This looks wonderful. Good work. I think that I might try this concotion the next time I get near a real kitchen (college life has drastically altered my cooking methods) I wish that I was there to eat it with you.

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