Leeks Augratin Recipe
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes You will need for 4 servings:
2 oz. butter
2 oz. cornflour
1 pint milk
4 oz. grated cheese, Gruyfere or Cheddar salt and black pepper
1 level teaspoon made mustard lemon juice
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs little butter
1 Prepare and wash the leeks thoroughly then cook in boiling salted water until just tender. Drain and put into a greased fireproof dish.
2 Melt the butter, add the cornflour and mix well. Cook for a few minutes, then remove from the heat.
3 Add the milk gradually, return to the heat, stir until boiling and boil for 1 minute.
4 Add cheese and continue cooking until it has melted, then season carefully with salt, pepper, mustard and a squeeze of lemon juice.
5 Pour the sauce over the leeks, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and dot with butter.
6 Bake in a moderate oven (350°F – Gas Mark 4) until the top is golden brown.