Potato, Swede and Leek Gratin

This dish serves 4 as a dinner side

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp suitable oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups of sliced leek (white part only) – If you wish you can swap leek for common green or savoy cabbage
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 500g white potatoes, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 medium swede, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • butter for greasing dish

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, . Melt the oil and butter together in a frying pan and add the leek and garlic. Cook gently for 5 minutes until softened but not coloured.
  2. Combine the leek mixture, potatoes and swede in a buttered 1.5 litre shallow ovenproof dish and season with salt.
  3. Mix the cream and milk together and pour over the vegetables.
  4. Bake for 1 hour until the vegetables are tender and the top golden. If top seems to browning too much cover with foil.

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