Leeks Au Gratin

READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Quarter eggs lengthwise.
  • Arrange in a single layer in broiler-safe 2 qt round dish.
  • Set aside.
  • Remove green portion from leeks, and halve lengthwise.
  • Wash thoroughly, and pat dry.
  • Remove the roots, and cut the leeks lengthwise into thin strips (julienne).
  • Heat 4 tbs of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add leek strips.
  • Cook leeks until tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Spoon leeks over eggs in dish.
  • Melt remaining 2 tbs butter in a skillet.
  • Whisk in flour.
  • Add milk, cook until thickened and bubbly.
  • Whisk in 1/4 cup of the white cheddar cheese, the Parmesan cheese, and the cayenne pepper.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce over the leeks and eggs in dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining white cheddar cheese.
  • Bake uncovered about 10 minutes in 450 oven, or until the edges are bubbly and the top begins to brown.
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