Leeks with Créme Fraîche

Once again we will enjoy together a very tasty dish with leeks, bacon and cream! It is a proposal for lovers of leek and for those who until now had some objections to them. Try and let me assure you that you will love them!
For those who don't remember our earliest proposal with Leeks au Gratin this is your chance for a reminder.
Both recipes look pretty close but we prefer this one. Maybe cooking the leeks in milk made the difference.
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Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 6 leeks, white and pale green
  • 1 cup milk (250 ml/ 8.5 fl oz)
  • 8 slices bacon, cut into 1 cm/ ½ inch squares
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp sweet mustard powder
  • 1 cup double cream (250 ml/ 8.5 fl oz)
  • 1 cup grated cheese(250 gr/ 9 oz)

Preparation

Clean and wash the leeks. Cut and put them to boil with milk on low heat for 15'
Meanwhile we cut the bacon into 1 cm/ ½ inch squares
We cook the bacon until crisp, in a nonstick pan
When the leaks are ready (in 15') we drain them and keep the milk in a container for later
In a bowl we beat lightly the eggs, cream, mustard powder, 13 of the grated cheese and the milk from previous step
The bacon is ready waiting for its turn.
I would recommend against adding salt or pepper. The bacon and the cheese contain enough already.
In lightly greased ovenproof dish, spread a first layer of leeks
Spread the bacon as second layer and on top the mix of beaten ingredients
Finally spread the remaining cheese as a final layer
Bake at 180°C/ 350°F/ gas 4 for 30' or until brown. If it gets brown early, cover it with a baking sheet
Serve and enjoy one of the most delicious dishes containing leeks!

Bon appetite

20 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering. What a delicious way to use all the yummy ingredients. I am also a fan of leeks.

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  2. What a mouth-watering dish! Great! I love leeks and with bacon they make a perfect match!

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  3. Oh my, I love leeks, thanks for this mouthwatering recipe!

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  4. Great!These look delicious.
    Cheers.

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  5. All I can say is YUM! Looks great.

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  6. @ From Beyond My Kitchen Window
    :)That makes two of us. It's obvious that I like leeks too!

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  7. @ Food, Fun and Life in the Charente
    Hi Diane
    It seems that we all are leek fans!:)

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  8. @ KUCHARNIA, Anna-Maria
    This dish was delicious, and did not last long!

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  9. @ Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes
    :)Thank you for your nice words!

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  10. @ Amber
    Nice to have you around Amber!

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  11. This looks DELICIOUS. I can imagine the explosion of flavors in my mouth as I sink my teeth into the gratin. Very nice step by step photos. thank you for putting in so much effort to share with you those lovely photos.

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  12. DELICIOUS explosion of flavors , thanks for this mouthwatering recipe! Greetings from SPAIN . MARIMI

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  13. Wow this is such a good looking dish! Looks yummy!
    I can almost smell it from here!

    Happy weekend!
    Betty

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  14. Love the combination and it looks so delicious!

    There is a nice prize waiting for you on my blog. Come and take it!

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  15. @ Quay Po Cooks
    Welcome
    :)Thank you very much!

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  16. @ garlutti
    Thank you! It was very tasty.
    xxx

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  17. @ Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY
    The bacon gives it a very tasty result

    Thank you

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  18. @ Κάθαρσις
    I saw it, got it and thank you!!!

    xxx

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