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Cheesy leeks

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Cheesy Leeks
  • Serves: 4

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips


The light oniony flavour of leeks complements Cheddar perfectly in this easy-to-prepare side dish


  • 4 leeks
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 25g (1oz) plain flour
  • 300ml ( pt) milk
  • 125g (5oz) grated Cheddar
  • 1tbsp grain mustard

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Wrap leeks before putting them in your fridge - they give off an aroma that can be absorbed by other items.


  1. Preheat grill to high. Cut the leeks in half and cook in boiling water for 3-4 mins.
  2. Drain the leeks and put in a baking dish. Melt the butter, then add the plain flour and cook for 1 min.
  3. Gradually add milk, stirring until you have a thick sauce.
  4. Stir in 100g (4oz) grated Cheddar and 1tbsp grain mustard. Season.
  5. Pour over leeks and top with some extra cheese. Grill for 5 mins.

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