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Complete Guide to Guaranteed Success at the Table

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

List of ingredients to make Leek Gratin for 4 people

To make this wonderful Leek Gratin dish, here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 4 nice leeks
  • 1L of milk
  • 60g flour
  • 60g butter
  • 150g grated gruyere
  • Salt, pepper and nutmeg

The preparation

Following these simple and delicious steps will guide you to make your Leek Gratin a success:

  • Clean your leeks, cut them into slices and brown them in a pan with a little butter.
  • In a saucepan, make a roux with the butter and flour.
  • Continue cooking for a few minutes, then gradually add the milk, stirring constantly.
  • Leave to cook until you obtain a thick béchamel. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Preheat your oven to 180°c.
  • Mix the leeks and béchamel, pour into a gratin dish.
  • Sprinkle generously with grated cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until the gratin is golden brown.
  • Dietary recipe

    This Leek Gratin is balanced in flavors and calories. It provides approximately 450 calories per serving. Leek is low in calories and rich in fiber, in addition, béchamel provides a good balance of proteins and carbohydrates. If you want to reduce calories, you can replace the béchamel with a light sauce made from almond milk and corn flour. You can also opt for low-fat cheese for the top of the gratin.

    Discover how to make a delicious French-style leek gratin, guaranteed success at the table!© Fruitbearer

    Tips and variations

    How about giving your leek gratin a boost?! Add a nice handful of previously browned bacon to your preparation before putting it in the oven. For a land and sea version, shrimp goes perfectly with leeks. Another tip easy to remember, you can prepare your gratin in advance and leave it in the freezer. All you have to do is cook it when you are ready to serve it. The little extra of this recipe is its side easily adaptable to all your leftover vegetables. Leftover carrots? Zucchini? Don’t hesitate to add them to your gratin for a tasty touch of color and taste.

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