Buttery Mashed Potatoes and Leeks in Puff Pastry Pie

A delicious dish traditionally made by Sicilians, hand crafted with cheese and red pepper, that can be customized to incorporate other fine cheeses as well.

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A dish full of flavor, suitable not only for special occasions but for everyday delights, too. A delicious dish traditionally made by a Sicilian hand crafted with cheese and red pepper, that can be customized to incorporate other fine cheeses as well.

Buttery Mashed Potatoes and Leeks in Puff Pastry Pie
 
A delicious dish traditionally made by a Sicilian hand crafted with cheese and red pepper, that can be customized to incorporate other fine cheeses as well.
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Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Sicilian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 kg (2 pounds-4 ounces) potatoes
  • 2 leeks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 60 g (2 ounces) butter
  • 100 g (3½ ounces-½ cup) capers
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated pepper
  • 70 g (2½ ounces) Sicilian cheese with chilli (or other hard cheese)
  • 1 sheet (or about one 14 ounce package) puff pastry
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes and let cook with leeks (washed and cut).
  2. Once cooked, sieved potatoes and seasoned with butter, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the capers, fresh grated pepper and mix.
  4. Roll out the pastry on a baking sheet greased or covered with parchment paper.
  5. Cover with the mashed potatoes and add the cheese diced.
  6. Bake, in preheated oven, for 20 minutes at 180°C (350°F/ gas 4).
Veronica Lavenia

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica is a born and raised Italian. She inherited her love for travel, passion for cooking and natural, sustainable, plant based slow food from her parents. Her works have appeared in 'Vegetarian Living', 'Veggie Magazine', 'Lifestyle food', 'Australian Good Food & Travel Guide', 'Chickpea' and 'Free from Heaven', among others. She is the author of "Panini: the simple tastes of Italian style bread"; 'The Rustic Italian bakery" and "The Vegetarian Italian Kitchen", published by New Holland Publishers Australia. Her fourth book, 'A Modern Italian Table: simple everyday natural recipes' will be released in March 2017, for the same publisher.

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