Blue Cheese Leek Recipe With Crispy Bacon Breadcrumbs

Blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs

  • serves 4
  • Easy

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

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Ingredients

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

Crispy topping

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

  • Kcals 853
  • Fat 78.8g
  • Saturates 46.5g
  • Carbs 18.6g
  • Sugars 8.1g
  • Fibre 7.2g
  • Protein 13.9g
  • Salt 1.6g
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