Leeks in Cheese Sauce

Recipe by FlemishMinx
READY IN: 50mins




  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
  • Cut the root-ends from the leeks, and cut them in 5 cm (2 inch) pieces, keeping only the white parts and the tender green inner parts; wash well in water.
  • Place the leeks in boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes; drain well, then arrange in a baking dish (I use a 1 1/2 liter size that is 14 1/2 cm square).
  • As your leeks are simmering, put the milk, flour, butter, and bay leaf in a saucepan, and mix well.
  • Bring to the boil, whisking continuously; simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  • Add garlic powder, salt, mustard powder and nutmeg, then 3/4 of the grated cheese, whisking until it is completely melted.
  • Remove the bayleaf, then pour the cheese sauce over the leeks.
  • Top with remaining cheddar, and bake 20-30 minutes, until golden.
  • If possible, let stand 5-10 minutes before serving to allow the cheese sauce to further"set" and to avoid burning your mouth.