Leek with Yogurt Casserole
(Sirkeli Pırasa - Sinop - Black Sea Region)
Only white parts of 4-5 large leeks, cut in 2 or 3 (cut them lengthwise in half), wash, drain
1/4 cup liquid oil, for frying
2-3 tbsp wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup plain Turkish yogurt
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C).
Boil the leeks with salt water until they are tender, drain. Squeeze out the excess water, dry with a paper towel. Fry the leeks on both sides until light golden colour. Then, place on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil. Place them in an oven-proof dish. Drizzle the vinegar and pour the garlic yogurt sauce over the leeks.
Place the dish on the middle rack of the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. Garnish with paprika and serve at room temperature.
This is a surprisingly delicious dish:)