Preparation / Directions:
* Note: See the "Pizzocheri Pasta Basic Recipe" recipe which is included in this collection.
Place a large pasta pot on the flame with 3 quarts water and 2 tablespoons salt. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil 7 minutes, until the potatoes are just fork soft, and add the cabbage. Cook 3 to 4 minutes and add the pasta. Return to boil and cook 3 to 4 minutes until pasta is firm and still chewy.
Meanwhile, in a 10-inch sauté pan melt the butter until the foam subsides and add the leeks, garlic and sage and cook until softened, about 6 to 8 minutes, and set aside.
Butter an earthenware oven dish and preheat oven to 385 degrees.
Spoon one-quarter of the pasta mixture into dish, followed by one-quarter leek mixture and one-quarter grated cheese. Continue until all ingredients are finished. Place in oven and bake 10 minutes. Remove and toss like salad and serve immediately in the same bowl.
Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5738)