Leek Pastries with Mild Spices (Boulani)

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Leeks' complex garlicky-onion flavour makes these pastries taste like they contain many more ingredients. Serve with Fresh Coriander Chutney.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 leek
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 egg_roll wrappers
  • 4 cups vegetabIe oil for deep frying, or enough to submerge food

Method

Cut leeks lengthwise in half; spread leaves and wash thoroughly under running water to remove all grit. Cut leeks into 2-inch (5 cm) long pieces to make about 6 cups (1.5 L). In food processor, whirl leeks, in batches, until most pieces are about 1/8 inch (3 mm) to make 1-1/2 cups (375 mL). Transfer to bowl; stir in salt and pepper.

Working with 1 egg roll wrapper at a time, cut in half diagonally to make 2 triangles. Working with 1 triangle at a time, brush with water. Spoon scant 1 tbsp (15 mL) leek mixture onto 1 side of wrapper; fold over to form triangle, pressing edges to seal.

Pour enough oil into large deep skillet to come 1 inch (2.5 cm) up side of pan; heat until deep-fat frying thermometer registers 365 to 375°F (185 to 190°C) and 1-inch (2.5 cm) cube of white bread turns golden in 40 seconds. Fry triangles, 3 or 4 at a time, turning once and adding and heating more oil as necessary, until crispy and golden, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towel-lined racks. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours; recrisp on baking sheet in 350°F/180°C oven for about 5 minutes.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 329 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 140.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 20 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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