Baked Leeks – Pirasa Firin
Slice a kilogram of leeks into thin rounds, including the green leafy parts. Wash and place in a saucepan. Add 5 tablespoons of olive oil or margarine and half-a-cup of water. Cover tightly and cook over a medium heat until the leeks have softened and absorhed the liquid.
Remore from the heat and set aside to cool. Break 4 eggs into the leeks, add 1 cup of grated mild “kasar” (yellow cheese), 3 tablespoons of flour, 1 cup of chopped dill, and salt and black pepper to taste, and stir lightly. Cut 4 to 5 slices of “pastirma” (pastrami with garlic), 3 slices of “sucuk” garlic sausage, and 3 slices of ham into tiny pieces and stir into the leek mixture. Pour into a shallow greased oven dish and spread smoothly. Sprinkle plenty of paprika over the top and bake in a medium oven (350 F- 180 C) until browned. Serve hot.