Layered leeks and potatoes Italienne

Description

One would think leeks, potatoes, garlic and sage would not marry well. The truth is the flavors blend beautifully.

Ingredients

2 lb potato (thinly sliced)
2 leek (small, ends trimmed, washed and thinly sliced)
2 clv garlic (thinly sliced)
4 oz cheese (sliced)
1 bn sage (fresh, shredded)
  seasoning (salt and white pepper to taste)
1 1⁄2 c cream (light cream, single cream)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C). Grease an ovenproof dish.
  2. Layer potatoes, leeks, garlic and sage in the dish.
  3. Pour cream over the top and finish with a layer of mozzarella.
  4. bake for 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Serve.

Notes

If you find the flavor too mild, substitute cream for cheese sauce and part of the mozzarella with sharp cheese.

Substitute sage with other herbs such as marjoram, oregano, rosemary or thyme.

To prepare layered leeks and potatoes French style, omit mozzarella, sage and garlic, and substitute light cream with blue cheese sauce.

Yield
4 servings
Preparation time
15
Cooking time
30
Total time
45 minutes

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