Leeks in cheese sauce
The leek is the Welsh national vegetable. Served in a cheese sauce it makes a great supper or side dish.
trimmed, washed, and cut into 3cm lengths
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Steam the leeks for 5-10 minutes until just tender.
Meanwhile make the cheese sauce. Melt half the butter in a small saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook the flour over a low heat for about 1 minute, then remove from the heat.
Gradually add the milk while stirring well. Return to a low heat and keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
Crumble most of the cheese into the pan and continue to cook until the cheese has melted, stirring constantly
Season to taste with salt, pepper, and a little nutmeg.
Place the leeks in a shallow ovenproof dish and spoon the cheese sauce over them.
Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the surface of the sauce, then sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Dot the remaining butter over the top of the dish and brown under a preheated grill until golden.
Freeze: Not suitable for freezing
Recipe by recipesmadeeasy.co.uk