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Leek Gratin

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco.

"This is really delicious".


6 leeks, trimmed, split lengthwise, and well rinsed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Tblsp. unsalted butter cut into pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream
6 Tblsp. grated Gruyere cheese


Preheat oven to 350º. Arrange the leeks cut side up in a single layer in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, dot with butter, and gently pour the cream over the top. Sprinkle with the cheese, cover with a lid or foil and bake for 35 minutes. Carefully uncover and bake 5 - 10 minutes more until the top is golden brown and the leeks are tender.

Whenever you are baking with crem, do not let the oven temperature exceed 400º or the cream will separate, leaving curds and an oil residue.

Shirley Cline