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Cheese-Topped Leeks

23 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

Preparation : 15 min Cooking : 25 min
340 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Bone-healthy

Ingredients

2 leeks, sliced into thin rounds 600 g
40 g Emmenthal cheese 1/2 cup
1/2 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 125 mL
2 tbsp butter, unsalted 28 g
3 1/2 tbsp white flour (all purpose) 28 g
1 cup chicken broth 250 mL
2 tsp canola oil 10 mL
1 pinch nutmeg
salt [optional]

Before you start

This gratin may be served in single-servings, using shallow baking dishes containing about 1 cup ea.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 215°C/425°F.
  2. Prepare the leeks, then slice them into thin rounds.
  3. Heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat, then add the leeks. Sauté about 5 min, add the warm broth and cook 10 min until the leeks are soft. Drain the leeks and set them aside in a bowl. Pour the drained broth back into the saucepan. Add the milk, warm a few minutes over very low heat and set aside.
  4. Melt the butter in another saucepan over low heat. Add the flour and mix well. Cook 5 min, with constant stirring so that the roux remains white.
  5. Gradually pour the warm broth and milk over the roux, whisking gently. After about 5 min, when the mixture is almost homogeneous, add the leeks and the grated nutmeg. Simmer 5 min, stirring occasionally. Pour in and blend 2/3 of the grated cheese. Adjust the seasoning. Salt may not be needed since the cheese is rather salty.
  6. Transfer all to an ovenproof dish and cover with the remaining cheese. Bake about 10 min until the cheese has formed a thin crust and is nicely browned on top. Serve.

Remarks

Can be prepared a few days in advance and baked just before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (340g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

340

Fat

19 g

29 %

Saturated 9.7 g
+ Trans 0.6 g

51 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

420 mg

17 %

Carbohydrate

34 g

11 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

9 g

Protein

11 g

Vitamin A

58 %

Vitamin C

27 %

Calcium

29 %

Iron

25 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ¾ servings
Grain Products : ¾ serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C
Good source of  :
Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar
Diet-related health claims  :
Bone-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Vegetables 3
Milk and Alternatives ½
Meat and Alternatives ½
Fats 3 ½

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Members' Reviews

23 Reviews (22 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
TaraFraser
may 14, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

My boyfriend and I had this is an English pub and loved it. When I saw that SOS had its own take on it - I had to give it a whirl. The result? Delicious! My bf scraped his dish clean. Took a bit longer in my crickity oven though - about 15 mins.

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TaraFraser
may 14, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

My boyfriend and I had this is an English pub and loved it. When I saw that SOS had its own take on it - I had to give it a whirl. The result? Delicious! My bf scraped his dish clean. Took a bit longer in my crickity oven though - about 15 mins.

Useful 1