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Greek Leek Pie with CheeseThe Greek tradition of creating phyllo pies stuffed with simple greens (with or without cheese) results in delicious pites (pies) that are wonderfully flexible. Pites are not sweet and syrupy so they make great finger foods. In Greek homes, they are served as snacks, appetizers, and even main dishes, depending on the size of the pieces. Spanakopita (spinach pie) may be the most well known, but there are many more, including this wonderful Leek Pie.

A member of the onion family, prasa (leeks) are favorites that can be cooked in many ways. In this recipe, leeks take center stage, combined with a medium-sharp cheese, eggs, milk, and parsley, layered between thin sheets of phyllo (filo) dough.

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July 14, 2008 at 7:17 pm
(1) Sam Sotiropoulos says:

Prasopita is my favourite vegetable pita! My wife makes an excellent prasopita without the phyllo, but we have also had it with phyllo and it is always a pleasure to eat. Very nice.

July 14, 2008 at 7:44 pm
(2) greekfood says:

Hi Sam,

Leeks are so often overlooked, and they’re wonderful. A pita without the phyllo sounds terrific – I may have to experiment!

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