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!
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.