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Leek, Lemon, and Feta Quiche

Yield
Generous Servings
Prep time
1 1⁄2 hours
Source

Description

The small amount of ouzo in this quiche is optional, but adds a sweet anise flavor that balances the sharp saltiness of the feta. If you're cooking for one, it's simple to adapt this recipe to make four individual-sized quiches instead of one large one, just freeze the extras for later.

Ingredients

1 lbleeks
2 Tolive oil
1 chalf-and-half
3 eggs
1 tlemon zest
1 tsalt
  black pepper (freshly ground)
2 touzo (or pastis, raki, or any other anise-flavored liqueur - optional)
1 puff pastry (sheet, thawed according to package directions)
2 1⁄2 ozfeta (divided into 4 slices)

Instructions

Prepare the leeks by cutting off the roots and dark green tops. Slice lengthwise, then crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Rinse very well under cool running water to remove any silt and sand from between the layers. Spread them on a clean dishtowel to dry, or spin in a salad spinner.

Place the olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the leeks and sauté until wilted. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and ouzo, if using.

Prepare the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the puff pastry to 1/4-inch thick. Transfer to a pie dish and press into the corners and up the sides of the dish. Trim the edge of the crust with a sharp knife. Spread the sautéed leeks on the surface of the pastry. Pour in the egg and milk mixture. Top with the sliced feta.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and the center is firm. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before serving.