Sephardic Leek and Cheese Casserole

Recipe by Mt House mama
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F Oil a 9-inch square or 8 by 11inch baking dish or two 9-inch pie plates.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leeks and if using the onion and saute until softened about 10 minutes. Add the water and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the table salt or 3 teaspoons kosher salt, cover and simmer until the leeks are tender about 15 minutes. Drain.
  • In a large bowl, combinethe cheeses, eggs, oil, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt or 1 teaspoon kosher salt, pepper and if using the dill.
  • Stir in leeks.
  • Spoon into the prepared baking dish. Bake until set and golden brown, about 50 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Variations.
  • W/potatos. Omit the cheese and cook 2 pounds peeled and diced russet potatoes with the leeks, mashing them together after draining. If desired add 1/2 cup grated kashkaval or parmesan cheese.
  • W/Zucchini. use only 1 1/2 pounds leeks and add 2 cups (about 1 pound) grated zucchini with the water.
  • W/potatos & zucchini. Omit cheese, add 2 pounds potatos and cut leeks to 1 1/2 pounds and add 2 cups zucchini. Add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese. You can if you want add some feta still about 1/2 cup at the same point you'd add the other cheese.