The Best Greek Leek Pie Recipe: Tastes Just Like in Restaurants!
Leeks are one of my favorite vegetables. They add a lot of flavor to almost any dish and they’re super easy to work with. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate them into your diet, look no further than this Greek leek pie.
It’s got all the flavors of Greece in it, so it’s perfect for serving during those cold winter months when you want something warm and savory that will stay with you all day long!
1 pie crust, store bought or homemade
You can make your own pie crust if you wish (see recipe below), or you can use store-bought. When using store-bought, be sure to have the dough thaw in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours before making this dish.
2 large leeks, white and light green parts only
Leeks are a bit tricky to prepare, but if you follow these steps, you’ll be well on your way to making an excellent leek pie.
4 eggs, beaten
Beat the eggs in a large bowl until they are foamy and smooth. The eggs should be beaten for about 2 minutes.
cup feta cheese, crumbled and divided
Feta is a salty cheese that is used in many Greek recipes and also served as a condiment. It’s made from sheep or goat’s milk, but it can also be made with cow’s milk. Feta comes in two forms: soft and crumbl
Cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch pie pan and dust with flour, shaking out excess. In large bowl, toss leeks, onions and garlic with 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt until well coated. Transfer vegetables to prepared pie plate; spread evenly over bottom of pan. Layer tomatoes over vegetables; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Cover pie loosely with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until tomatoes are tender but still hold their shape. Sprinkle mozzarella on top of tomatoes; return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts slightly. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Teaspoon salt, divided
Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and the olive oil to a mixing bowl. Stir well with a spoon until blended and set aside.
Teaspoon black pepper
Peppercorns are the dried berries of the pepper plant, a vine native to India and Indonesia. They’re used in many cuisines around the world, from Chinese and Japanese to Indian, Middle Eastern, Thai and Vietnamese. The flavor of black peppercorns is often compared to that of juniper berries with its peppery bite.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, then stir in milk and vanilla. In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add it to batter and gently fold until just combined (mixture should still be lumpy). Pour into pie plate or tart pan lined with parchment paper; smooth top with spatula if necessary. Bake for 35 minutes or until center is set but still jiggly (it will set up as it cools). Cool on rack for 15 minutes before serving warm with ice cream!
A delicious, vegetarian-friendly recipe that features leeks.
Leek pie is simple to make, but it does require some preparation ahead of time: you’ll need to trim the leeks before you can use them. Trim off the root end using your kitchen shears or knife, then cut off all but about an inch of green tops at an angle (this will help strengthen your slices when they cook). Next gently wash each leek thoroughly under running water without cutting through either side; pat dry with a towel as best as possible before slicing into 1/4-inch slices lengthwise down its length — don’t worry if this makes some pieces fall apart though!
Once you’ve prepped your leek slices you’re ready for assembly! Start by placing half of them on top of each other until they cover half your pie dish’s surface area; next spread over some olive oil followed by salt and pepper; finally add another layer over top this time stacking them back together so that there’s only one slice left exposed on top–that’s where we’ll add our feta cheese later!
The leek pie is a delicious vegetarian option that will make your friends and family want to come back for more. This recipe is simple to make and it makes great use of the leeks you have growing in your garden. The only thing left now is for you to get started on making some pies for yourself or as gifts for others!
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