How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly oil the bottom of a 13- x 9-inch baking dish or equivalent round pan.
  • Heat the 3 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the leeks and saute until they are well wilted but still bright green, 10 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • While the leeks are cooling, lightly beat the egg together with the 1 tablespoon milk.
  • Place the potatoes, olives, cheese, dill, salt, and cayenne in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the leeks and the egg mixture and stir together.
  • Cut the phyllo sheets to size of baking dish.
  • Oil and layer one third of the phyllo in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Add half the filling, spreading it out evenly.
  • Oil and layer another one third of the sheets over the filling.
  • Spread the remaining filling evenly over the phyllo.
  • Oil and layer the remaining sheets of phyllo on top.
  • Oil the top of the pie.
  • Tuck the filo in around the edges, and score to make 12 pieces. Brush the top and around the edges with the milk or the egg wash, if you prefer eggs. I prefer milk.
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake until the top and the edges are golden and crisp, 1-1/2 hours.
  • Serve right away, or at room temperature.
  • You can also make the pie with simply a top and bottom crust and one layer of filling.

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    " It was excellent "
    lagoulue ate it and said...
    OMG, this sounds just heavenly! I'd serve this with a simple spinach/radish/tomato salad and a sturdy Greek red wine, with ripe pears and cheese for dessert. Thank you, I give this five yummy stars!
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  • gotmusicinme 11 years ago
    I wanna make this because it sounds so good but I will leave out the dill as I do not eat that herb.
    Probably I will substitute fresh Basil in space the Dill. Thanks for posting
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Olive, potatoes and leeks, oh my! This just has to be good. Thanks for giving me another new recipe to try!
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    " It was excellent "
    invisiblechef ate it and said...
    How did I miss this one? I love everything about this recipe, thanks so much.
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    " It was excellent "
    rvbh62 ate it and said...
    Thank you for the sharing such a healthy and delicious recipe with us.
    What is great about this dish is that it is equally as good as a leftover.

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  • kochhexe 13 years ago
    thank you, great post! good that easter is early this year - my sister and i always cook greek and turkish food at that time for the whole family - none of us are greek ur turkish - but we do love the food :-) - and here i am finding more and mroe good things - we'll be cooking for days! HELP!
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