Potato and leak dauphinois

Hi and I hope you enjoy this recipe and indeed all the other recipes as part of Liz Noonan’s Thanksgiving Recipe Blog Hop! The idea is that participants put a recipe on their own blogs and send a link to Liz or email/tweet Liz a favourite recipe that they think would be good for Thanksgiving, or in my case good for Christmas as I live in the UK.

My recipe is for Potato and Leak Dauphinois which combines two of my favourite veggies. Now this is not for those of us on a diet as it involves quite a lot of cream and cheese but it is yummy and worth stuffing your diet for just this time!

Here goes:


8 – 9 medium-sized potatoes

1 large leak

2 garlic cloves crushed or sliced

30z of grated cheese (I use cheddar)

300ml of double cream

salt and pepper


lightly grease a medium-sized oven dish with butter

peel and slice (quite thin) your potatoes then arrange a single layer in your dish

top the potato slices with thinly chopped leeks (well rinsed), 1 chopped garlic clove and then some of the cheese

then repeat the layers in exactly the same order

then finish with a layer of potatoes just topped with cheese

pour the cream over the top of all your layers

then pop in the oven (preheated to 180 degrees c/350 degrees f or gas mark 4 for 1 1/2 hours or until the potatoes are cooked through, brown and crispy.

this should be served at once

Yum, yum! This is great as a side dish but also wonderful on its own with a green salad. Oh yeah and a glass of wine too, don’t forget the wine. Ever!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! And thanks Liz for hosting the blog hop.


in goes the cream

in all its golden glory


2 thoughts on “Potato and leak dauphinois

  1. Pingback: Gobble Gobble!! Thanksgiving Recipe Blog Hop! | liz noonan

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