Prep Time: 30 minutes
BAKED LEEKS IN BECHAMEL SAUCE
Baked leeks in bechamel sauce. Although everybody think vegetables are a healthy food, for many people eat them it is a challenge. In this ocassion, we are going to make a very simple recipe that mix vegetables, cheese and bechamel sauce. This mixture will delight anyone who like vegetables or not. Let´s to see how to make baked leeks in bechamel sauce in few steps.
INGREDIENTS for baked leeks in bechamel sauce for 4 people:
- 1 kg/ 35.5 oz. freshly leeks
- 1/2 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 litro/ 34 fl oz. milk
- 90g/ 3 oz. flour
- 90ml/ 3 fl oz. oil
- Grated cheese
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- Salt and pepper
BAKED LEEKS IN BECHAMEL SAUCE RECIPE:
1.- In a large casserole with a plenty of water over medium heat, put a handfull of salt and let to boil. When water is boiling, add the leeks previosly cleaned and cut into cubes. Let to cook it for about 15 minutes.
2.- While leeks are cooking, we are going to prepare the bechamel sauce. In a other casserole over medium heat, put the oil and let it to cook for a minute. Then, add the garlic cloves and the onion, both previously chopped. Season and let to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring all frequently.
3.- In the same casserole, maintaining the medium heat, add the flour. Let to cook for about 2 minutes more, stirring all frequently again. After that time, add the milk. Its avisable adding milk in 4 batches. In this way, milk will integrate better and no lumps will come out while stirring all frequently.
4.- When the bechamel sauce is done, add some white pepper and the nutmeg. Add some salt if it´s necessary and let to cook for about 10 minutes more over medium heat while stirring frequently.
5.- In a baking dish, put a layer of bechamel sauce. Above it, add the leeks and cover them with the rest of bechamel sauce. On top, sprinkle the grated cheese.
6.- Place the baking dish in the oven previosly heated over 200ºC/ 392ºF and let to melt for about 5 minutes until the top layer is browned.
With this simple steps, we have managed to make a baked leeks in bechamel sauce. Try to make it in you home!
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