From What’s Cooking Vegetarian, Jenny Stacey, Parragon, 2000.
Anything with potatoes and cheese as ingredients will tempt me so when flipping through the pages of What’s Cooking Vegetarian I came across this old favourite I just had to make it. It’s a dish that comes in many variations and guises so it’s worthwhile trying out the variations when I come across them in different books. This particular variation contained leek.
The potatoes were first boiled and then sliced. A layer of them was arranged on the bottom of a casserole dish. On top of them went some sliced leek, some chopped garlic, grated cheddar and mozzarella. A sprinkling of chopped parsley was also added. These layers were continued until all of the ingredients were used, ending with a cheese layer.
Milk and cream were mixed (this was a rather rich variation) and seasonings added. This was then poured over the layers in the casserole and baked for a little over an hour.
Tasty and filling with the satisfying feeling of indulging more than you should.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔