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Potatoe & Leek Tart

disclaimer – I did NOT cook this one according to the recipe, I winged it and it had GREAT flavor… but it was gooey.  If you don’t mind a gooey dinner do what I did… otherwise follow the recipe.



pie crust

3 tbsp butter

3 large leeks, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons heavy cream

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1 large potato, peeled and thinly sliced



  1. sauté leeks until soft, ~10mins (I think this is too long, but the recipe says 10mins) – reserve 1 cup of leeks
  2. add cream, nutmeg and pepper to skillet with remaining leeks – stir occasionally until thickened ~2mins
  3. place cream mixture in pie filling, top with potato slices and 1 cup of reserved leeks
  4. bake ~10-15mins @400


What I did differently:

  • I cooked our leeks for ½ the time they did
  • I also blended our potatoes, unpeeled and with some carrots (I was trying to use up what we had in the fridge and it seemed like a good idea)
  • I added the cream to the potato/carrot puree (I also over pureed it, it would have been better just coarsely chopped
  • I added feta cheese, we love cheese and again had some left over
  • I didn’t save any leeks to put on top, they all went on the bottom spread out


Great American Home Baking – Main Dish – card 25


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Potato and Onion Pizza

1 refrigerated or homemade pizza dough
1 large red pepper
1 potato
1 large onion, sliced
4oz soft goat’s cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp capers
1 tbsp dry oregano
1 tsp cracked pepper
1 tsp olive oil

1. roll out pizza dough to desired shape and thickness and place on an oiled pizza pan
2. cut the red pepper in large pieces and blacken under a hot grill, skin side up, allow it to cool in a plastic bag then remove the peel and slice thinkly
3. slice potatoes paper thin and arrange over the pizza, top with red pepper slices and the chopped onion.
4. top the pizza with ½ of the goat cheese, brush the crust with olive oil and bake @ 400 for 20 mins
5. top with remaining goat cheese and continue baking for ~15-20 mins

**from The Essential Baking Cookbook – page 257

Ok that was their recipe… here is what we did

1 refrigerated or homemade pizza dough
2-3 small potatoes
1 med – large onion chopped
4oz feta cheese
½ cup Italian style blend
½ cube cream cheese – left out to soften
4 cloves garlic
Olive oil

1. roll out pizza dough to desired size and form crust
2. in a bowl combine softened cream cheese, and desired oregano and basil, along with the 4 cloves are garlic, minced – mix well
3. slice potatoes as thin as possible
4. in a small pan caramelize onions with olive oil for ~5mins
5. top pizza dough with cream cheese mixture and spread to edges
6. arrange sliced potatoes on top of pizza, don’t worry about spaces in between
7. top with caramelized onions and crumbled feta, finish off with Italian cheeses and a few more dashes of oregano and basil if you’d like
8. bake at 375 for ~30 mins

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