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Buttery Mashed Potatoes and Leeks in Puff Pastry Pie

Buttery Mashed Potatoes and Leeks in Puff Pastry Pie

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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.

Veronica Lavenia
Course Main
Cuisine Sicilian
Servings 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
 

  • Peel the potatoes and let cook with leeks (washed and cut).
  • Once cooked, sieved potatoes and seasoned with butter, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the capers, fresh grated pepper and mix.
  • Roll out the pastry on a baking sheet greased or covered with parchment paper.
  • Cover with the mashed potatoes and add the cheese diced.
  • Bake, in preheated oven, for 20 minutes at 180°C (350°F/ gas 4).
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