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:

ingredients

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

instructions

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.

layering

in goes the cream

in all its golden glory

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2 thoughts on “Potato and leak dauphinois

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

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