Leek and Potato Bake

Leek and Potato Bake

The classic combination of leek and potato works well in this dish, but we added some other tasty goodies for extra flavour.

6 leeks (roots and top leaves removed), sliced
6 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced ½cm thick
1 packet (250g) bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup thyme leaves
1 cup cream
Leek and potato bake
1 cup strong cheese like mature cheddar, grated
Salt and pepper

Parboil the potatoes in boiling salted water. Sauté the leeks and bacon for a few minutes until the bacon is cooked. Add the thyme, and season well. Add the potatoes to a casserole dish, cover them with the leeks and bacon, pour over the cream and top with cheese. Bake at 180°C for 30 minutes. Serves 4.

The Gardener