This is a perfect way to first try this delicious vegetable. Braising makes the leeks super-tender; following that with a quick broil makes the tops golden and crispy. And cheese makes everything wonderful. Mmmm.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
- 6 large leeks
- ½ cup chicken stock or lightly salted water
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup aged cheddar shredded
- ¼ cup parmesan shredded
- 2 tablespoons cold butter cut into little cubes
Preheat oven to 350.
Wash leeks carefully to remove any sand. Slice in half lengthwise, and lay them cut-side-up in a large glass dish.
Pour stock over them, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil or a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until leeks are softened. Remove dish from oven and turn on the broiler.
Sprinkle cheeses over top of the leeks, followed by butter. Place under the hot broiler until the top is golden and bubbly.
Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2590IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 3mg