Cooking Hussy


Potato Leek Pastry March 23, 2009

Filed under: Main Dish,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 6:44 pm


This dish is actually called “Zelnik”. Mmmm, I love me some zelnik! I had some left over fillo dough along with some leeks and potatoes from our weekly produce delivery. Cheese carb filled dough seemed like the perfect option. I found and followed this recipe off a random food blog.


  • For the filling-
  • 1/2 pound mashed potatoes
  • 2 ans 1/2 C. cleaned and cut leek
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 C. grated mixed cheese
  • For the topping-
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 T. yogurt
  • 4 T. water
  • 1/8 t. baking soda

Boil and mash potatoes and let them cool for 20 minutes. Add paprika, salt, nutmeg and eggs, mix together. In a pan, saute leeks in a little oil for a few minutes, until they just start to soften and turn bright green. Combine the potato mixture with the leeks. Now you can preheat the oven at 350F. Spread couple of spoons of the potato-leek mixture over the phyllo dough and sprinkle the cheese on top. Roll 3-4 sheets of phyllo dough together. You can add as much sheets as you like, I like to roll 3 at first and then “close” it with 2 more on top of the opening of the roll. Place the rolls in a spiral in the pan. Spread the topping over the pastry and bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

Servings: 4-6 big servings

Notes: Delish. Hearty European inspired food.


One Response to “Potato Leek Pastry”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Happy, happy birthday, Cooking Hussy! Been thinking of you all day. Hope you have a fun day. You have an exciting and special year ahead! Cheers to you!

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