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Crispy rolls with chicken and leek


Crispy rolls with chicken and leek
Finely sliced leeks are cooked with a shallot, to which is added leftover chicken with a little cream and parmesan. This mixture is rolled up in filo pastry, and cooked in the oven.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1
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Peel, wash and chop finely 2 leeks.

Peel, wash and chop finely 1 shallot.

Stage 2
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Pour 4 tablespoons olive oil into a pan on medium heat, add shallot, salt, pepper, and cook for one minute.

Stage 3
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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...

Stage 9
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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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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