Thursday, October 6, 2011
for three different italian cheeses.Again,if you are lucky enough to have an italian shop near you,I implore you to make the investment and buy the REAL cheese,not the stuff in the green container.It is a bit pricey,BUT,you can grate it all and freeze what you don't use...that way,you will always have delicious ingredients for an italian meal!Keep in mind that this dish doesn't have too many ingredients,therefore it is important to use the best quality you can find...the end result will only be as good as the ingredients you put in!
1 c. shredded provolone
1/4. c. grated parmesan
1 c. shredded mozzarella(the pre-shredded stuff is okay here)
2-3 leeks(see note on the bottom)
2 large heirloom OR 6 ripe plum tomatoes(look at the color of these tomatoes)!
1 tsp. of garlic powder
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 pie crust(homemade or store bought)
Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes at 425 degrees.The crust should be brown,and the center bubbly.Let cool for 5 minutes,then slice and enjoy!
***Note: Leeks need to be cleaned well because they are grown in sand.To clean them,I chop them(white & slightly green lower parts),then place them in a measuring cup or bowl with cold water.Swish them around with your hands or a spoon,rinse and repeat once more.All of the sand should be removed and there will be no gritty texture to your meal!