Leek Mornay Recipe

leek mornay

Ingredients for Leek Mornay:

  • 4 largish leeks
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 oz (56 g) butter
  • ½ pint full or semi-skimmed milk
  • ½ oz flour or some cornflour
  • 4 ozs cheese (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

Method for Leek Mornay:

  1. Wash the leeks well and cut into slices.
  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan and, when hot, sauté the leeks in it until the are just beginning to soften. Remove and transfer to an oven-proof dish.
  3. Quarter the hard-boiled eggs and arrange over the top of the leeks.
  4. Stir the flour into the butter in the frying pan and gradually add the milk. Cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and comes to the boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes and then stir in the cheese and mustard.
  6. Continue cooking until the cheese has melted and then pour over the leek and eggs.
  7. Bake in the top part of a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 7 (425°F/220°C) for about 15 minutes until the top begins to brown.

A creamy leek dish to go with meat or fish or serve alone as a vegetarian main course.

Serves 4.

Posted in Vegetable Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, All Recipes, Leeks
2 comments on “Leek Mornay Recipe
  1. Faye says:

    One largish leek per person sounds excessive!

  2. Val says:

    @Faye: Not really, remember the leeks go down in the cooking process. We actually had this tonight and it was delicious.

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