Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
Tasty and different casserole. Freezes nicely.
- 2 lbs russet potatoes (6 medium)
- 4 leeks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (6 ounce) can solid white tuna packed in water, undrained
- 1 (6 ounce) can light chunk tuna in water, undrained
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- Boil whole potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
- Cut off root end from leeks,as well as dark green ends and any wiulted parts. Cut lengthwise in half, and chop into 1/2 inch pieces. Rinse well in bowl of cool water and dry on paper towels.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat olive oil in heavy, medium skillet over medium heat.Add leeks and saute until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. (add 1-2 T of water as needed to keep leeks from drying out).
- Whisk eggs with flour in a large bowl. Whisk in sour cream, yogurt, lemon juice, salt, cumin and pepper.
- Peel 2 potatoes and mash them. Add to sour cream mixture.
- Cut remaining potatoes, unpeeled, into 1 inch chunks. Fold chunked potatoes, tuna, with water, and leeks into sour cream mixture.
- Turn mixture into well-oiled, shallow 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle parmesan and paprika over the casserole.
- Bake for 45 minutes until browned on top and bubbly around the edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
the reason why the first poster may have had problems was the temperature, it's mentioned only in fahrenheit. in celcius, it would be 170-180 degrees. I also had my oven too high, but i checked after already 20 minutes and saw it was almost done.
I didn't have enough leek, and used only 1 plant, but it turned out very well anyway. Next time i will do as the above comment, and use onions to compensate.
I made this exactly according to the recipe and I didn't like it much at all. It took ages to make and it seemed dry or something, perhaps add some milk or more yogurt or something. But in any case, I won't be making this again.
Made this yesterday evening and my DH and I have agreed to give this 5 Stars! I did not have any leeks and substituted with Onion's. It was deliciously moist and flavoursome. Will make this again! Thank you!