Complete meal - vegetarian (don't use salmon)
For the dough:
2 2/3 cup 00 flour
6 tbsp butter, diced really cold
1 lb leeks, only the white and light green part, cut in rounds.
4 oz boiled spinach, well squeezed and roughly chopped
4 oz smoked salmon
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup grated cheese (pecorino, emmenthal, piave...)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
First of all prepare the dough.
In a bowl mix flour and a pinch of salt; add butter and eggs; mix quickly to combine all ingredients but not too long otherwise the butter warms up and the crust will become hard.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put it the refrigerator for 30 minutes, at least.
In the mean time sautee leeks in a non-stick skillet with the olive oil, then add spinach and a pinch of salt; mix well to combine, sautee for about 2 more minutes and remove from heat.
In a bowl, beat eggs with milk, salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 380.
Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out over a flour-dusted table, thick about 1/3".
Put dough disk in a 9" diameter pie-pan (buttered and dusted with flour or with parchment paper) and poke it with a fork. Line with parchment paper and cover with dry beans; bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and take paper and beans away (reserve beans for future similar use).
Line vegetables, cheese and salmon in your "tart", pour the egg-milk mixture and put in oven to bake for about 20 more minutes.
Wait 5 minutes before serving.
This recipe serve 6-8 people depending on what else is served in the same meal.
- Because of its content in proteins, carbs and vegetables, it is considered a complete meal. It only needs some fresh fruit.
- It can also be served at room temperature.
- When they've cooled, store the beans in a ziplock back. You can reuse them for other recipe recipes that require the dough shell to be cooked in the same way (it can apply to sweet tarts, too).
- If there is some dough left you can freeze it (wrapped with paper wrap), in order to use it later.