Friday, August 28, 2009

and the winner is.....

Okay, so we've completed our week of Real Simple recipes and I'll share with you our favorite one. We rate all of our recipes 1 - 10 after we make them (as long as i actually follow the recipe), and this one got a 9, which is pretty dang good - we're pretty tough critics.

Here it is:
Potato, Leek, and Feta tart:
(picture from Real Simple's website)
Serves 4
Hands-On Time: 20m
Total Time: 1hr 20m

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 leeks (white and light green parts), cut into half-moons
2 small zucchini, cut into half-moons
kosher salt and black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled Feta (about 2 ounces)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 Red Bliss potatoes (8 ounces), thinly sliced
1 store-bought 9-inch piecrust

Heat oven to 375ยบ F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, zucchini, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the Feta and dill. Add the potatoes and toss to combine.
On a piece of parchment paper, roll the piecrust to a 12-inch diameter. Slide the paper onto a baking sheet. Spoon the potato mixture onto the piecrust, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the edge of the piecrust over the edge of the potato mixture. Bake (covering with foil if the crust gets too dark) until the piecrust is golden brown and the potatoes are tender, 50 to 60 minutes.

So, so, so delicious. Landon and i actually ate the whole thing between the 2 of us, but we didn't have any sides except for green beans, so there wasn't much to fill our tummies.

Also, we couldn't taste the feta too well (and i even put in a bit more than the recipe calls for), so i think next time i will take add the feta on top during the last 20 minutes of the baking.


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