Creamy leek with tasty ham, cooked in a delicious cheese sauce.

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • French
    • Organic

    Leek & Ham au Gratin

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    500g/3 Leeks

    6 Slices Cooked Ham

    40g Greenvale Butter

    40g The Pantry Plain Flour

    1 Quixo Vegetable Stock Cube

    1 tsp Bramwells English Mustard

    550ml Milk

    150g Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese

    Salt and Black Pepper

    Method

    Pre-heat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas Mark 5.

    Cut the leeks in half, remove any coarse outer leaves and wash well.

    Place the leeks in a medium saucepan, cover with boiling water, add a little salt, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

    Meanwhile, make the sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan. Blend in the flour and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes. Crumble in the stock cube, then slowly add the milk, whisking as you do until you have a smooth thick sauce.

    Add the mustard, grated Cheddar cheese, then season with a little salt and plenty of black pepper. 

    Stir well and place the sauce on the side for later.

    Drain the leeks and dry well. Wrap a slice of ham around each leek and place into a shallow ovenproof dish.

    Pour over the cheese sauce and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.

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