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Blue Cheese Leek Recipe With Crispy Bacon Breadcrumbs

Blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs

Published: September 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This indulgent blue cheese leek recipe with crispy bacon breadcrumbs is super simple to make, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare, and makes the perfect Sunday roast accompaniment

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal853
fat78.8g
saturates46.5g
carbs18.6g
sugars8.1g
fibre7.2g
protein13.9g
salt1.6g
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Ingredients

  • 6 large leeks, washed and cut diagonally into 6cm pieces
  • 50g blue cheese, crumbled
  • 500ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Crispy topping

  • 75g diced pancetta
  • a few sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
  • a pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • olive oil

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  • STEP 2

    Put the leeks into a 15 x 20cm baking dish, packing them in tightly as they will shrink when cooked.

  • STEP 3

    Mix the crumbled blue cheese, double cream and mustard in a bowl with a little salt and lots of black pepper.

  • STEP 4

    Pour over the leeks, cover with a double layer of foil and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes until the leeks are very soft.

  • STEP 5

    Put the pancetta into a cold frying pan then fry over a medium heat for 10 minutes until really crisp.

  • STEP 6

    Add the rosemary and chilli flakes, and cook for 1 minute.

  • STEP 7

    Put the breadcrumbs in a bowl, tip in the pancetta, including all of its fat, and mix well.

  • STEP 8

    Remove the foil from the leeks and cover evenly with the breadcrumbs and a drizzle of olive oil.

  • STEP 9

    Return to the oven for 15 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden.

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