Everyone likes pie. Do you like pie? I like pie.
Pie is not really a thing that one can say no to. And today, in the silence of the still morning, amongst the clackings of my keyboard, I suddenly decided: I want pie.
Why? Does pie need a why? One can never deny the pie.
* end of self indulgent poorly written rhyming *
Also, I work from home at present and so I can do these odd things like make pie in the middle of the day. Of course, that means I am back here at the computer working at midnight. Very clever. The sacrifices we make for pie, sigh. (Pie? Sigh? Geddit? snigger snigger)
Caramelised Leek and Feta Pie with Zaatar Crust
I had leeks in the fridge so cobbled something together. I didn’t like the pie crust I used, and will update the recipe when I find one that I do like.
2 tablesp balsamic vinegar
1 tablesp sugar
Approx 1/2 cup feta, cut into small cubes
1 portion of your favourite savoury pie dough + 1 tablespoon zaatar
- When you make your pie dough, add the zaatar to the flour and then continue to prepare the pie crust as per normal.
- Slice the leeks so they are approx 3cm long each. Stand them all up in a frying pan. Pour over a little oil and fry them standing up that way for 5 minutes on medium-high heat.
- Slosh the vinegar into the pan, and wait for a couple of minutes so it drys a little. Then sprinkle in the salt.
- If you want, gently flip all the little leek cylinders upside down, so both sides char. The easiest way to do this is with a pair of chopsticks, in my opinion
- When cooked (and the pie crust is ready to be filled), arrange in the pie crust and place cubes of feta between the bits of leek.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together. Pour over the leeks into the pie crust.
- Bake for around 15-20 minutes until browned. Use the same temperature as required by your pie crust.