Leek-and-Cheese Matzoh Pie

Mina di Prasa con Queso

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  • Serves


    as a Main Course
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

Minas are Passover pies, lasagnelike pastries using soaked matzoh in place of pasta. They can be filled with vegetables, cheeses, or meat. Early recipes advise a soaking time that would be too long for our crackerlike matzohs. The handmade matzohs of Greece and Italy were often round and were much thicker and harder than our delicate and crisp factory-made ones. The time it takes for our matzohs to soften without disintegrating is about 3 minutes. Often they are soaked in water and t