Potato and Leek GratinSubmitted by: CALLIOCA
IntroductionI've created a healthy twist on gratin by combining some highly rated recipes from allrecipes with another gratin recipe from SparkPeople that didn't have enough detail in the recipe for me to follow/didn't look creamy enough/didn't want to use egg. First result is surprisingly v. tasty! I've created a healthy twist on gratin by combining some highly rated recipes from allrecipes with another gratin recipe from SparkPeople that didn't have enough detail in the recipe for me to follow/didn't look creamy enough/didn't want to use egg. First result is surprisingly v. tasty!
1 leek, finely chopped
3-4 medium potatoes, cut up
1 cup soy milk (I use soy for lactose intolerant husband)
2 T. whole wheat flour
1/2 onion, chopped
1/3 cup shredded cheese
3/4 cup bread crumbs
Cut up potatoes and boil them for about ten minutes or until they break when you poke them with a fork. While these are boiling, chop up the leek and onion. Heat the oil in skillet/pan, and saute the leeks and onions for about 5 minutes.
When the potatoes are done, drain them. To add some taste but also calories, you could add some butter/milk to the potatoes at this point and smash them up a bit. I just smashed them a bit with a fork.
In a sauce pan (I used my potato pan once they were done), heat the milk, add the flour and spices/salt/pepper, and stir vigorously with a fork while it thickens. When thickened, pour over leeks/onions and stir together (off the heat).
Now spray casserole dish (9x13) with olive oil or nostick spray. Spread 1/4 cup bread crumbs in bottom of dish. Spread half the potatoes into a layer in the dish. Add half the leeks/onions/white sauce. Sprinkle with most of the cheese. Repeat layers with rest of potatoes, leek mix, and cheese. Top with the rest of the bread crumbs. Bake at 375 deg F for about 45 min. Yum!!
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CALLIOCA.
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This was good. I used very large potatos so I should have probably doubled the sauce... regardless it was delicious! Will use more sauce or less potato next time! - 8/5/10
Reply from CALLIOCA (8/5/10)
Thanks! Who knew that milk and flour can be concocted into great sauces!
Are the calories and fat calculated based on veggie cheese? - 7/19/10
Reply from CALLIOCA (7/19/10)
Nope, based on real cheese because I forgot to change it. :)
This looks good... but why is it labeled lactose free when it calls for cheese? - 7/17/10
Reply from CALLIOCA (7/17/10)
Oh I'm so sorry - I used veggie cheese (made of soy) but forgot to use it in the ingredients/calorie calculation. So sorry! I'll remove the label :)
oohh..this looks so good I'm going to try making it for tomorrow's dinner! - 5/4/10
Reply from CALLIOCA (5/4/10)
Yes do it's soo yummy and filling, I couldn't believe the calorie count! :)