Prei Schotel – “The Leek Dish” recipe


16-Mar-13

 

"Prei Schotel" is the Dutch name for a layered oven dish with leek ("Prei"). It is similar to shepherd’s pie but with fewer ingredients.
 

1 lb ground beef

1t ground pepper (adjust to taste)

t salt (adjust to taste)

Cup raisins

5 large red potatoes

2 leeks

3/4C French-fried onions or 1/2C breadcrumbs (topping)

Applesauce, 24-oz jar (to be served on the side)

 

Peel, cut and boil potatoes until done; mash to remove lumps.  While potatoes are cooking slice leeks in half the long way.  Remove and discard the root end to about 1/4 of the total length (keep about of the rest).  Cut the leeks into ” slices.  Set aside.  Brown ground ground beef with salt and pepper, cook until half done, add raisins.  Continue to brown until about done then add leeks.  Cook for about 3 more minutes.  Layer into the bottom of a 9” round or about 7” square baking dish.  Cover with mashed potatoes.  Top with French-fried onions or breadcrumbs.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Serve with applesauce on the plate or on the side.