Crispy rolls with chicken and leek

Step by step recipe:

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    Peel, wash and chop finely 2 leeks.

    Peel, wash and chop finely 1 shallot.
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    Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on medium heat, add shallot, salt, pepper, and cook for one minute.
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    Add leeks, mix well and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes, until leeks are just cooked, checking that leeks don't catch on bottom of pan.

    Meanwhile, cut chicken (use leftovers) into very small pieces.
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    As soon as leeks are cooked, add chicken pieces, 100 ml cream and grated a little Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) (to taste), mix well and leave to thicken a few minutes, uncovered.
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    Remove from heat, allow to cool, and add chopped parsley.
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    Spread out in front of you two sheets of filo, one on top of the other...

    Note: you can apply some melted butter with a brush between the two sheets to make them stick, it'll be easier to roll up.
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    ...put about a tablespoon of chicken-leeks mixture in the middle of one edge of filo sheets...
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    ... roll filo around the mix over about ¼ length to start a roll...
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    ...fold sides over centre...
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    ...and finish rolling up.

    Continue like this with all the mix, or all the sheets.
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    Preheat your oven to 392°F (200°C).

    Put rolls on a baking sheet, apply melted butter with a brush. Make sure that end of the filo sheet makes a good joint to get a neat and pretty roll.
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    You can sprinkle some sesame (or other) seeds on rolls.
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    Put in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes...
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    ...until rolls are nicely browned.

    Serve with a green salad if possible.

Remarks:

The rolls are unsuitable for freezing because filo pastry breaks into fragments when frozen. You would do better to freeze chicken-leek mixture, then thaw it and make rolls just before cooking.

Source:

Home made.

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