Leek gratin with ham and cheese: easy, quick and delicious recipe

I have had this recipe for years, almost the same as I have not done it. There was a time when he starred in many family meals, but other recipes arrived and disappeared from my repertoire. It wasn't until, a few days ago, a cooking show reminded me of it and the delicious taste of this gratin of leeks with ham and cheese invaded my senses. And then I rescued him from oblivion.

In addition to being delicious, it is a very easy recipe to make, quick and humble and accessible ingredients. He gratin of leeks with ham and cheese It's perfect for when we want to eat homemade and we don't have time for it. We can leave the source ready and simply put it in the oven half an hour before eating. An express recipe for busy people.

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Ingredients

For 4 people
  • Canned Leek 8
  • Sliced ​​Edam cheese 8
  • Sliced ​​York ham 8
  • Bechamel sauce 500 ml
  • Grated cheese for gratin 50 g

How to make Leek gratin with ham and cheese

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 30 m
  • Elaboration 10 m
  • 20 m cooking

We start from the basis that we have the béchamel sauce, which will save us about 20 minutes. Otherwise, we make a béchamel sauce following the indications of the traditional recipe or those of the wheat-free bechamel sauce recipe, in case of being gluten intolerant.

We drain the leeks from the water in which they are preserved and the we dry well with absorbent paper. We wrap each leek in a slice of cheese and then in a slice of cooked ham. Cover the base of a baking dish with a layer of béchamel sauce and arrange the leeks on top.

We pour the béchamel sauce over the leeks, making sure that are well covered so that they do not dry in the heat of the oven. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the béchamel sauce and bake in the oven, pre-heated to 200 ° C, for about 20 minutes or until the surface acquires a golden color. Remove from the oven, let stand a few minutes and serve hot.

With what to accompany the gratin of leek with ham and cheese

This Leek gratin with ham and cheese It is a dish capable of constituting a meal by itself. Bechamel sauce brings strength to the whole and, although the rest of the ingredients are not heavy, it allows it to be considered as a single dish. It has a mild, very comforting taste. A homemade dish, perfect for our daily meals.

Video: Ham & Leek Gratin Recipe (January 2020).