POTATO-LEEK GRATIN

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I think I could live on potatoes and cheese, I really do! Of course that wouldn't be too healthy, so I just have them occasionally, but boy do I love them! Add some onions or, better yet, leeks, and I'm in heaven! Gotta try this as soon as I get some leeks.
Recipe & photo: germanfood.about.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4 to 6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

6 medium
potatoes
1 large
(or 2 smaller) leeks
2 c
heavy cream
2 tsp
bouillon granules (or 2 cubes); chicken, beef, or vegetable
4 oz
shredded gruyere cheese
1 pinch
freshly ground nutmeg
1 pinch
freshly ground pepper

Step-By-Step

1Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes to make about 5 to 6 cups. Clean and chop leek to make about 2 cups.
2Place potatoes in a single layer in a large non-stick skillet. Sprinkle leeks on top.
3In a medium bowl, mix the cream and bouillon together, heating for a few seconds in microwave, if necessary, to dissolve. Pour over potatoes.
4Bring potatoes and leeks to a boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes, then remove cover and let the potatoes simmer until all liquids are absorbed. This could take about 1-1/2 hours over low heat.
5When potatoes are done, sprinkle cheese over all, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with nutmeg and pepper, and serve.
6You may serve as soon as the potatoes are done, or you may cook until crisp on the bottom. Salt to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: German
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #savory