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Potato Leeks and Mushroom Flan

By Ritu @ritzchocs

Potato Leeks and Mushroom Flan
A flan is sponge base with a sweet or savory  topping.But here the sponge base is soft and moist made with mashed potatoes! Its a simple and elegant dish ! A must try !! I got many many compliments!!
Potato Leeks and Mushroom Flan
Minimally adapted from Sikandalicious Cuisine by Atul Sikand.A fabulous group of  Indian foodies!!
Potato Leeks and Mushroom Flan
Set the oven to 200C .
Grease a flan mold / over proof dish with butter .
For The Potato ' Shell '
5-6 Large Potatoes ( boiled and peeled )
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano ( use any or none if not handy )
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil .
1 Teaspoon Salt.
Mash the potatoes well along with the oil , herbs and salt . Pat the potato ' dough ' onto your flan dish evenly covering the sides and bottom ( 1/2 " thick ) and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes . Take out and cool .
Potato Leeks and Mushroom Flan
The Filling 
1 Packet Mushrooms ( chopped medium thick ).
2/3 Cup Chopped Leak ( 1/2 or a little less thick ).
2/3 Cup Milk.
2/3 Cup Cheddar Cheese ( grated ) I used a combination of Cheddar,Mozzarella and Gouda
3 Eggs.
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder.
Salt and Freshly Crushed Pepper.
In a 1 tablespoon olive oil over very high heat smoke the pepper and immediately add the leek and chopped mushrooms . Don't allow the mushrooms to loose water which is why it is cooked no more than a minute and under very high heat.Remove from heat and cool .
Meanwhile whip the eggs , milk , cheese , baking powder , salt and any leftover mashed potato .Stir in the cooked leek and potatoes , pour the filling into the potato shell , bake 25 minutes .
The potato shell gives you a moist and soft flan which is also quite light unlike the traditional quiche .
Potato Leeks and Mushroom Flan

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