Leek, celery and gruyère gratin … tastes so good

Gratins taste so good and can work well either as a side dish or a main course. This recipe goes well with a Sunday Roast Dinner, but can be enjoyed any day of the week …


Serves Six
750g (1½lb) leeks, trimmed and cut into chunks
6 sticks of celery, chopped
400ml (14fl oz) vegetable stock
100ml (3½fl oz) half-fat crème fraîche
nutmeg, grated
25g (1oz) breadcrumbs
100g (3½oz) Gruyère, grated

1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220ºC, fan 200ºC. Boil the vegetables for 5 minutes, drain and put in an ovenproof dish.
2. Mix together the vegetable stock, crème fraîche and nutmeg. Season.
3. Pour the creamy mixture over the vegetables, cover in foil and bake for 25 minutes, then remove and set aside.
4. Remove the foil from the vegetable dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese. Cook for another 20 minutes until the topping is golden and crispy.

Nutrition Per Serving

Carbohydrate 8.9g Protein 8.2g Fat 7g Fibre 4.3g


If you do not have any leeks, try using spring onions (scallions) or white onions instead.
If you need a substitute for gruyère cheese look here
From original idea here
For more gratin choices have a look here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


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