Creamy Potato and Leek Bake

Creamy Potato and Leek Bake

Posted 2015-02-01 by Lindsay Lawfollow
Leek and potatoes are a classic soup combination, but they also work really well together in other ways. This oven-baked dish is hearty, comforting, and quite easy to make.



Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
A little oil for greasing the baking dish
2 leeks
2 large potatoes or 3-4 smaller potatoes
100g hard cheese (like Cheddar or Parmesan)
4 cloves of garlic
200ml double cream
200ml milk
Grinding of salt and pepper


Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Prepare the leeks by taking off the dark green outer layers and slicing them in half long-ways. Then finely slice them into thin semi-circles. Dirt often gets trapped between the layers so I always rinse my leeks again in a colander after I've chopped them to get rid of any remaining grit.
  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly but don't peel them. Then slice them into very thin circular disks.



  • Lightly grease a baking dish, and then place a layer of potatoes in the bottom of the dish.
  • Place a layer of leeks over the potatoes and then repeat.



  • Finish with a layer of potatoes.
  • Grate the cheese and sprinkle a handful of it over the bake. The remaining cheese will be used in the cream sauce.



  • Put the milk and cream into a large jug.
  • Crush the garlic cloves and add them and the rest of the grated cheese to the milk and cream and mix well.



  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the creamy mixture over the potatoes and leeks.



  • Bake in the oven for around an hour.



  • Categories
    #potatoes
    #leek
    #milk
    #cream
    #cheese
    #garlic
    #supper
    #dinner


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