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Creamy Bistro Potato and Leek Gratin Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Peg Regan
Added: Saturday, April 16, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 T unsalted butter
2 large or 3 medium leeks
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 t chopped fresh thyme
salt & pepper
2 c heavy cream
3 -4 large potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
1 c grated Gruyere cheese (or any hard cheese)


Directions:
Directions:
Notes:

When preparing this dish, be generous with the salt & pepper as potatoes and cream require a lot of seasoning.

Cheese can be reduced to get a creamier rather than cheesier taste.

Prep: Remove roots and green parts of leeks. Thinly slice white and light green parts. Wash well and pat dry.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the leeks, garlic, thyme, and season lightly with salt & pepper. Cook stirring occassionally, until leeks are tender, about 7-10 min. Add the cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let the cream and leeks bubble for about 3 more min. Season cream with more salt & pepper. Turn off heat and add the potato slices to the leeks, tossing them gently but thoroughly to combine.

Layer half of the potato-leek mixture into a shallow pan or gratin dish and sprinkle with half the cheese. Add the rest of the potato-leek mixture and top with remaining cheese. Bake until potatoes are very tender and the cheese has melted and golden brown, 45 min to 1 hr. Let the gratin sit for at least 10 min before serving or a couple of hr and reheat to serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
60 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe from Hamerlsey's Bistro in Boston's South End. Great with any meat dish - especially lamb.

 

 

 

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