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Potato, leek and wild garlic gratin

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Potato, leek and wild garlic gratin

Main Serves 6 1h 30 min
This dish received an overwhelming response when we served it at the Field Kitchen in Devon. Pungent wild garlic sits beautifully amid cream and potatoes. It could either stand as a vegetarian main with some salad on the side (in which case you might want to substitute the Parmesan for another hard cheese), or could be eaten with roast meat for a sumptuous dinner.

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 300g leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • large handful wild garlic leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 100ml double cream
  • 100ml milk
  • 4-5 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 1h 20 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Melt butter in a large pan - add leeks and cook gently until soft. Wash and roughly slice the wild garlic. Next, add garlic and wild garlic leaves and cook for 5 minutes. Season well.
  • Step 2

    Add cream and milk and bring to the boil. Add 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Check seasoning. Mix in a bowl with potato slices.
  • Step 3

    Arrange in a gratin or ovenproof dish. Cover with tin foil and bake for 1 hour until the potatoes are just cooked. Remove foil, sprinkle with the rest of the cheese - place back in the oven and cook until brown on top.

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