Pies are an essential feature in Greek cuisine. Every region has its own way of making them and a preference to certain ingredients. The most popular ones are those that combine vegetables with cheese- mainly feta cheese but other types of cheese are used as well.
Leek pie is a very nice pie, delicious with elegant flavors thanks to the sweetness the leek provides to the pie.
In case you’re in Greece and you want to taste some, you’ll ask for “prassópita”. And, by the way: Don’t forget that pies are our favorite street food!
Greek leek pie
1 kilo leeks(the white parts) finely chopped
1 medium white onion finely chopped
1 packet phyllo sheets
300 gr feta cheese crumbled
100 gr Greek yoghurt
2 Tsp freshly chopped dill
esti extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven at 180 degrees C
Heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Add leek and onion and sauté for about 8 minutes until both are soft and tender.
In a large bowl slightly beat the eggs. Add feta, yoghurt, dill and sautéed leek and onion. Mix and add salt and pepper.
Grease an oven pan with some olive oil. Place half the phyllo sheets by brushing them one by one with olive oil. Spread the filling mixture evenly over the phyllo sheets. Cover with the rest of the sheets by brushing them one by one with olive oil. Gather any overhanging phyllo and fold so as to cover the filling. Brush the edges with olive oil as well as the top of the pie.
Bake in a preheated oven for about one hour or until golden brown.