TURKEY AND LEEK PIE

Turkey is a sine qua non of the festive meal! Though, it has not to be always a main dish; it may be served as stuffing of a pie for starter or a buffet!

Today I prepare the meal of the New Year’s Day by baking a pie with thin filo pastry sheets and leek and turkey stuffing!

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Ingredients

  • 12 thin filo pastry sheets
  • 1 turkey fillet (≈300 g)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 leeks
  • 3 spring onions
  • 3 tablespoons thinly cut herbs (oregano, spearmint, basil)
  • 250 g feta cheese
  • 250 g kefalotyri cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil for the pastry sheets and for sautéing

Instructions

  • Cut the onion into small cubes and the leeks and the spring onions into thin slices.
  • Cut the turkey into cubes with a width of approximately 2.5-3 cm.
  • Bring to heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil inside a large non-stick frying pan.
  • Sauté the onion and then add the turkey.
  • Continue by sautéing the leeks and the spring onions.
  • Sauté until the vegetables have withered and they have become dry, while the turkey has taken roasted colour at all sides.
  • Then, remove from the pan and put them inside a large bowl.
  • Add the grated cheeses, the eggs, the herbs, the paprika, salt and pepper and mix all ingredients together.
  • Grease properly a baking pan.
  • On the bottom of the pan place 2 thin filo pastry sheets crosswise and grease them properly with olive oil.
  • On top of them, add 3-4 tablespoons from the turkey mix and then place 1 thin filo pastry sheet on top of the mix.
  • Using a pastry brush, grease the thin filo pastry sheet and repeat the procedure until you are done with all of the thin filo pastry sheets and the turkey mix.
  • Gently score the top surface of the pie, taking care so the knife does not reach the bottom of the pan. This will result in crispy and well-baked thin filo pastry sheets.
  • Bake in properly preheated oven to 180°C for 45 minutes or until it has taken a golden brown colour.

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