We’re back again with another installment of recipe-experimentation from Salvador Dali’s Les Diners de Gala! This time we decided to try the “Oasis Leek Pie,” which consists primarily of a curry-laden casserole (and not nearly as much butter this time, thank goodness) with a leek cut into the shape of a palm tree on top. While we had to do some more improvisations (we didn’t have time to pop over to France to get the right cheese), but it was delicious nevertheless! Check out our adventure below!
We weren’t able to find “petites suisses” so we had to improvise with strained Fromage Blanc. Totally the same thing.
Our key ingredient (and palm tree impersonator): leeks.
Curator + Chef Julia chops the leeks and washes them before we throw them into the skillet.
The strained leeks.
Next step, cutting up the only ingredient that matters in any dish, ever: Bacon.
All the bacon.
Next step, we add the leeks. We had to transfer from the blue pot because our mixture was too big…
And cook them.
Someone is trying to be cute in exchange for bacon (it almost worked).
And of course we always wash our hands after pets.
Our bacon and leek mixture is almost ready!
While that cooks, we need to work on the rest of the mixture: water, shortening, curry, and salt.
Lots of curry.
Now we let that mixture heat up…
And the in another bowl we make our dough mixture.
Flour and eggs.
Mix it up and it’s ready!
After that, we add the Fromage Blanc to our leek/bacon mixture.
And of course more curry.
Our “oasis” mixture.
Julia: “What do you think?”
Kate: “Doesn’t look like an ‘oasis’ to me…”
We are now ready to mold the dough!
And the “oasis” goes into the dough…
And while we wait for the “oasis” portion to cook, we work on our “leek palm tree.”
It… kind of… looks like a palm tree?
And our “oasis” is complete. Time for our attempt to shove the leek in.
After many attempts of making it stand upright, our glorious Oasis Leek Pie is now complete!
Taste test time!