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Corn Pie "Diet" with Leeks Recipe
This time I offer you a diet cake of corn grits without a gram of flour and with a minimum of oil. Ideally, it is cooked with a large bunch, or even two, of fresh green onions. But now is not the season, it is not on sale, so we will do the same with leeks, and if not, then with the usual browned onions. So...
Instructions
  1. Cut the dark part of the leek leaves and discard, cut the white part from the light green to make it easier to wash, divide the green part into leaves and wash in running water from the ground and sand. Shake off the water and put on a towel to drain the remaining water.
    Cut the dark part of the leek leaves and discard, cut the white part from the light green to make it easier to wash, divide the green part into leaves and wash in running water from the ground and sand. Shake off the water and put on a towel to drain the remaining water.
  2. The white part is slightly cut in the middle and gently separate the top of the first leaves, as I have in the photo, wash and shake off.
    The white part is slightly cut in the middle and gently separate the top of the first leaves, as I have in the photo, wash and shake off.
  3. Then cut the white and light green parts in length and thinly cut. Pour into a saucepan 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil, stir and passeruem. If we had fresh green onions, we would not have to fry - just crumble it into a blank for a pie and it would be even more dietary. So if you have it, feel free to take more. If you have onions, you will have to spasserovat, as well as leeks.
    Then cut the white and light green parts in length and thinly cut. Pour into a saucepan 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil, stir and passeruem. If we had fresh green onions, we would not have to fry - just crumble it into a blank for a pie and it would be even more dietary. So if you have it, feel free to take more. If you have onions, you will have to spasserovat, as well as leeks.
  4. So, passeruem our leeks until polugotovnosti, regularly stirring. Want - under a cover, want-without, it does not matter. I prefer not to cover. You don't need to fry it, just to soften it a little. That's what he became.
    So, passeruem our leeks until polugotovnosti, regularly stirring. Want - under a cover, want-without, it does not matter. I prefer not to cover. You don't need to fry it, just to soften it a little. That's what he became.
  5. Let's do the corn grits. If suddenly someone does not know, it is of three kinds: large, medium and small grinding. Can be to call not groats, and "Polenta", camping on this one thing and the same. Fine grinding is like semolina. Not to be confused with cornmeal! I have an average grind of cereals. As I have already indicated in the ingredients, take the grind that is available, it will still be delicious and everything will turn out.
    Let's do the corn grits. If suddenly someone does not know, it is of three kinds: large, medium and small grinding. Can be to call not groats, and "Polenta", camping on  this one thing and the same. Fine grinding is like semolina. Not to be confused with cornmeal! I have an average grind of cereals. As I have already indicated in the ingredients, take the grind that is available, it will still be delicious and everything will turn out.
  6. My volume of cereals-about 215 grams, it is difficult to say more precisely, but it is not so important. Take 210-220, make no mistake. Here you can see on the scales.
    My volume of cereals-about 215 grams, it is difficult to say more precisely, but it is not so important. Take 210-220, make no mistake. Here you can see on the scales.
  7. Lightly wash the grits, pour 1 liter of cold water and quickly bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Gurgling starts very quickly. Immediately turn down the heat to medium and stir very often! I mix thoroughly every minute, so that the mass does not stick to the bottom and does not boil in lumps. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Grits we need semi-dry, so that it only absorbed water. By the way, you can pour 1 liter of 100 ml. to make the cake more tender. In the process of cooking rump a bit I add some salt, because the cheese is not very salty.
    Lightly wash the grits, pour 1 liter of cold water and quickly bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Gurgling starts very quickly. Immediately turn down the heat to medium and stir very often! I mix thoroughly every minute, so that the mass does not stick to the bottom and does not boil in lumps. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Grits we need semi-dry, so that it only absorbed water. By the way, you can pour 1 liter of 100 ml. to make the cake more tender. In the process of cooking rump a bit I add some salt, because the cheese is not very salty.
  8. Take 400 grams of cheese.
    Take 400 grams of cheese.
  9. And chop with a knife.
    And chop with a knife.
  10. And now spread in a pan with semi-cooked grits leeks and cheese and all vigorously mix. Here is such a mass have. If we had fresh green onions, we would have added them without first frying at this stage.
    And now spread in a pan with semi-cooked grits leeks and cheese and all vigorously mix. Here is such a mass have. If we had fresh green onions, we would have added them without first frying at this stage.
  11. Spread the mass in a form previously lined with parchment paper. My form is 32 cm in diameter, the height of the rim is 3.5 cm. the Surface is slightly leveled.
    Spread the mass in a form previously lined with parchment paper. My form is 32 cm in diameter, the height of the rim is 3.5 cm. the Surface is slightly leveled.
  12. And carefully distribute 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise on top. It is better to smear them on the surface with a spatula, at the same time it will align the remaining irregularities. Mayonnaise will give us a beautiful color when baking and a delicious smell!
    And carefully distribute 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise on top. It is better to smear them on the surface with a spatula, at the same time it will align the remaining irregularities. Mayonnaise will give us a beautiful color when baking and a delicious smell!
  13. And put to bake in a hot oven, the temperature is 180 degrees, for an hour. After an hour, turn off the oven and leave the pie in it for another 30 minutes. If you cook half the volume in a smaller handicap, then the cooking time will have to be slightly reduced. Here's the top view.
    And put to bake in a hot oven, the temperature is 180 degrees, for an hour. After an hour, turn off the oven and leave the pie in it for another 30 minutes. If you cook half the volume in a smaller handicap, then the cooking time will have to be slightly reduced. Here's the top view.
  14. Then turn the pie upside down on a dish. That's his view now.
    Then turn the pie upside down on a dish. That's his view now.
  15. It is seen that it is perfectly cooked and holds shape. Allow to cool slightly, cut and enjoy the taste.
    It is seen that it is perfectly cooked and holds shape. Allow to cool slightly, cut and enjoy the taste.
  16. Bon appetit
    Bon appetit

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