Leek, Mushroom, Feta Filo Roll
This recipe is from the charter yacht NAUTICAT OF FOWEY, a 47-foot Leopard catamaran, who is no longer in charter but was well-known for their great food.
First Make Your Filling
- Wash and finely slice 3 leeks and a handful of mushrooms.
- Gently sauté these in a pan with a little olive oil and a couple of sprigs of thyme and seasoning to taste.
- Mix in 3-4 oz of crumbled feta cheese or you can use goats' cheese if you prefer.
- Allow mixture to cool while you prepare your filo.
Prepare Your Filo
- Take one packet of filo and carefully open out the sheets and lay them on a board and cover with some cling wrap to keep them moist.
- Melt one stick of butter.
- Take a sheet of filo and lay it on your work board – brush it carefully with the melted butter. Lay a second sheet on top. Cut the two sheets into three sections to give three oblongs and brush around the four edges of each one.
Now Make The Filo Rolls
- At the top end of each, place a small tight bundle of your leek mixture and fold in the top and the two sides all the way down.
- Roll these up into cigar shape parcels and place onto a baking sheet with the seam underneath.
- When all complete, brush the tops with beaten egg and chill down in the fridge for an hour or so.
- Cook in a hot oven for about 20 minutes or until the tops have gone golden brown.
You can make much bigger ones to make as a main veggie dish and you could use any combo of cooked or leftover veg, herbs and cheese – maybe Brie or Mozzarella to make them a little bit gooey.
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