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Friday, March 31, 2017

Roasted Leeks and Potatoes Vinaigrette

Martha Rose Shulman  
  Time 1 hour 
 Yield Serves four 

I prefer using tiny whole potatoes for this elegant potato and leek salad if I can find them. Firm red potatoes or fingerlings are good alternatives.
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1 ¼ to 1 ½ pounds (2 large) leeks, white and light green part only, cut in half lengthwise, cleaned and cut in 1 1/2-inch lengths
1 pound red potatoes or fingerlings, washed and cut in 1-inch dice, or very small potatoes left whole
½ cup dry white wine
 freshly ground pepper to taste
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar or sherry vinegar (more to taste)
1 tablespoon lemon juice (more to taste)
1 to 2 hard-boiled eggs (to taste)
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the leeks and potatoes in a baking dish large enough for them to fit in a single layer. Toss with the white wine, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Cover the baking dish tightly, and place in the oven. Roast for 30 minutes. Uncover, raise the heat to 450 degrees, and return to the oven for another 10 to 15 minutes until the leeks and potatoes are tender but not mushy and just beginning to color. Remove from the heat, and add the remaining olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and additional salt and pepper if desired. Toss together and allow to cool.
2. Put the hard-boiled eggs through a sieve, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange over the leeks and potatoes (I like to arrange the sieved egg in a wide stripe down the middle), sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Advance preparation
 You can make this several hours ahead of mealtime and serve at room temperature.

Nutritional information per serving: 332 calories; 2 grams saturated fat; 2 grams polyunsaturated fat; 10 grams monounsaturated fat; 47 milligrams cholesterol; 41 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams dietary fiber; 55 milligrams sodium (does not include salt to taste); 6 grams protein

Martha Rose Shulman is the author of "The Very Best of Recipes for Health."

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