Here is a recipe from northern France where I grew up
Flamique Picarde (Leek pie)
1/4 c butter
2 egg yolks
1/2 c cream
Double 9” pie crust
Cut off the dark green parts of the leeks. Wash and slice.
Put in a pan with the butter, salt and pepper. Cook covered for 30 minutes on low. Stir often.
Lay the crust in a 9” pie plate
Remove leeks from heat, add the yolks and cream and stir well. Place mixture on the pie crust. Add the top crust and seal the edges with a bit of water.
Make pretty designs with a knife.
Bake for 30min in a 425 oven.
Best warm but also nice cold.
Bacon, Potato and Leek Soup with Roasted Garlic
• 2-3 heads garlic (plus enough olive oil to drizzle over heads before
• 4 Tbsp butter (or ghee)
• 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
• 2 cups thinly sliced leeks (approximately 2 leeks)
3 pounds potatoes; I used baby reds with the skin on
4 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup white wine
• 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
• 6-8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup sour cream
• 1 cup half and half
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Trim about 1/2-inch off the top of the head of garlic, exposing all the cloves inside and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap the heads in foil and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until cloves are soft. When done, remove foil and set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle simply put some pressure on
the cloves and they will slide out.
2. Heat a 2-quart pot over medium heat and add the butter (or ghee) and olive oil to the pot and stir until melted. Add the sliced leeks and potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have begun to soften and brown slightly, about 6-8 minutes.
3. Add the chicken stock, white wine, diced garlic, thyme, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine, scraping up any stuck bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring mixture to a boil, and then turn heat down to a bubbling simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 20-25 minutes.
4. When the potatoes are tender, remove a couple of cups of the potatoes (see notes) and puree the remainder of the soup using an immersion blender or a regular blender (in batches) and return it back to the pot. Add the bacon, sour cream, and half and half and season with salt and black pepper. Warm on
medium heat for five minutes and serve garnished with a drizzle of olive oil and chopped parsley.
You can choose to blend all of the soup; I just like to remove a couple of cups of the potatoes and blend the rest to keep some texture in the soup. Your call.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 9g
Trans Fat: Og Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 45mg Sodium: 491mg
Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g Protein: 135