Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In the land of creamy leeky yummyness!

This is a post I wrote before Christmas and forgot to post... soooo sorry!

Sorry I haven't posted in a long time but have been working at least 60 hours a week. I am kind of starting to panic when it comes to thinking about the feast. It is getting closer and closer. Yikes!

So I made decided to make dinner for a couple of friends and really wanted to make some sort of savory pie. I love leeks but have never cooked with them before so decided to use them as the base of my dish. What goes best with leeks? CREAM! High fat! Woohoo! What did I come with you ask? Creamed leeks and bacon tarts!

I didnt have a recipe for this so I dont have exact amounts of each ingredient for you... sorry!

To start chop up your leeks and an onion. Throw them into a saute pan with olive oil and garlic.

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Now its time for my favorite word in cooking.... caramelize! Cook to a medium caramel color then deglaze with some white wine. Add some cooked bacon, spices (your choice), and of course salt and pepper.

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Now its time for the cream... add a good amount... it will cook down so keep that in mind.

Reduce the cream and then check the flavor. When the flavor is where you want it add in a couple hand fulls of cheese. When the cheese is melted check the seasoning and add as needed. Then remove from heat.

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Now time for the shells.... Roll out your pie dough and line whatever mold you choose to use.

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Fill to the top with the leek mixture and top with more dough... egg wash and put in the fridge for 15 min to cool dough.

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Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown! Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Uhhh...........


    Did you put bacon in the ones you made for the 12th Night? That was SO GOOD!!! OMG.

    Dough.. what kind did you make/use?

    Send me a recipe plleeeeeaaaassseee!