|Margarita's International Recipes|
Once again the French prove that they can make magic with the barest of ingredients; in this case just leeks, cream and puff pastry. This recipe is very easy to make and quite delicious.
I deviated from the original recipe by not adding chives (a small bunch) to the sauce - Safeway, as usual, was out of them. I also didn't add a 1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg, because nowhere in the instructions it said to add it. But it didn't matter - it was great nonetheless. We could have gone on and on eating it.
My only concerns is that the recipe as it is does not take advantage of the whole sheet of puff pastry you buy at the supermarket (~$7 at Safeway, what a rip-off! Buy it at Trader Joe's where it's cheaper), so the pie ends up being large enough for an entree for two people (with extra sides) or an appetizer for four. If I made it again - and this is a good company dish, it looks beautiful as well - I'd augment the filling/sauce by a half.
I made this for my 2012 Christmas Eve dinner and rather than a whole pie, I made individual ones - as this would prevent the mess in serving them. For the individual pies, you only need to make half the filling. Use a wine glass to cut the puff pastry. You can get 6 shells out of a regular sheet, and two more from the pastry scraps. The recipe had worked so well before, that once again I ommitted the chives - though I did add a small dash of nutmeg.
Adapted from a recipe at Wine Tour France