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Leek fondue also makes a delicious filling or topping for mini baked or smashed potatoes. Add cheese and grill before serving.

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  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1 leek (medium to large, using the white and green parts) finely sliced
  • 1 skinny baguette
  • grated parmesan


  • STEP 1

    Melt the butter in a small pan and very gently fry the sliced leek for 10 mins until it is meltingly soft. Cool until the butter solidifies.

  • STEP 2

    Cut six thin slices off the baguette and toast them carefully.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon a good layer of leeks onto each slice and grate over a thick layer of parmesan.

  • STEP 4

    Flash under a hot grill to brown the parmesan and serve warm.

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