Leek, potato & bacon bake

Leek, potato & bacon bake

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(89 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 8
This bake is a cross between two classics – creamy dauphinoise and pommes boulangère (potatoes cooked in stock), the perfect side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Source of vitamin c
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal153
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.35g
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Ingredients

  • 600ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1kg potato, thinly sliced
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 6 leeks, thinly sliced into rounds
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3-4 rashers streaky bacon, snipped
  • 3 tbsp double cream (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the stock in a large pan, bring to the boil, then add the potatoes and the leeks. Bring back to the boil for 5 mins, then drain well, reserving the stock in a jug.

  2. Meanwhile, butter a large baking dish. Layer up the potatoes and leeks higgledypiggledy, seasoning as you go, then scatter the bacon over the top. Season well, pour over 200ml of the reserved stock, then spoon over the cream (if using) and cover with foil. Can be made up to 1 day ahead and chilled. Bake for 40 mins, uncovering halfway through so that the bacon crisps.

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northam
4th Apr, 2008
I made this to go with a lamb dish, it was super !
fmcbrien
4th Apr, 2008
I made this for a main meal It was delicious
sarahben
1st Apr, 2008
4.05
I made this to have with dinner tonight. I agree with Nelle, 200ml was a little too much stock to put back in. I didn't use cream but was delicious without it!
nelle952
1st Apr, 2008
5.05
I made this with the mustard buttered chicken and it was a huge hit. I made it up the point of adding the cream the day before. So all i had to do on the day was add the cream and bacon and whack it in the oven. I used 3 largeish leeks and found that to be plenty. I found that 200ml was too much stock to put back in, but you will have to judge this yourself. A great change to roast tatties !!

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