savory leek bread pudding

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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

My newest co-worker, Jewell Gatewood, has been kind enough to share this unusual but, she assures me, delicious recipe. She came across it when she spent time in New Orleans. Photo source: mission-food.com

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For savory leek bread pudding

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 lg
    leek, trimmed, cleaned, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 md
    onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c
    french bread - or - day old bread without crust
  • 2 lg
    egg
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 sprig
    chopped marjoram
  • 1 pinch
    nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
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How To Make savory leek bread pudding

  • 1
    In a medium pan, melt butter and cook the leeks and onion till tender; add garlic.
  • 2
    Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add bread crumbs; toss well.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, beat the eggs thoroughly. Whisk in the cream, and add this mixture to the bread mixture. Stir to moisten; add seasonings.
  • 4
    Place the bread pudding in a medium sized casserole dish. Place dish in a large pan half-filled with water. Bake in a preheated 300-degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • 5
    Indianapolis Star co-worker Jewell Gatewood, who provided this recipe.
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