Home

Leeks in Cheese Sauce

ingredients

serves 4
8 medium leeks, cleaned and trimmed
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) 2 oz (50 g) butter
5 level tbsp (75 ml) flour
568 ml (1 pint) milk
4 oz (100 g) English Cheddar cheese, grated
salt and freshly ground pepper
8 thin slices of ham or bacon
fresh breadcrumbs

method

1. Put the whole leeks into a saucepan of boiling salted water and boil gently for 20 minutes, until soft. Drain and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, melt about three-quarters of the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook gently for 1 minute, stirring. Remove the pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Bring to the boil and continue to cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, then add 75 g (3 oz) cheese and seasoning to taste.

3. Wrap each leek in a slice of ham or bacon, place in an ovenproof dish and coat with sauce. Top with breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese. Dot with the remaining butter and brown under the grill.

What did you think?

9 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Title:
Review:
Name:
COOKITSIMPLY.COM Home
Sitemap
Contact us
Privacy
Disclaimer
Advertise with us
Glossary
Measurements
Substitutions
Temperatures

newsletter
Sign up to the newsletter for updates and new recipe ideas.
contribute
Add a recipe
Copyright © 2003 - 2010 www.cookitsimply.com - All Rights Reserved