Creamy mash leek and ham casserole

    Creamy mash leek and ham casserole

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    About this recipe: The perfect winter casserole. Creamy mashed potatoes are layered with ham and leek in a casserole dish, then topped with grated mozzarella, before being baked to perfection.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 1kg potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 125ml double cream
    • 50g butter
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 675g leeks, sliced
    • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
    • 675g cooked ham, thinly sliced
    • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
    • 4 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly oil a 2 litre casserole dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop. Stir in the cream, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper and mash until smooth.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion until translucent. Stir in the leek and cook another minute until the leek is soft, but not brown. Mix in the peeled tomatoes, lower the heat and simmer five minutes, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes have lost some of their shape. Stir in the ham and season with salt and pepper.
    4. Spread half of the mashed potatoes on the bottom of the casserole dish. Pour in the ham and leek sauce and cover with the remaining mashed potatoes. Brush the surface of the mashed potatoes with the beaten egg yolk. Sprinkle on the grated mozzarella. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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    This was very very good!. I did add some fresh thyme to the leek mixture and I'll add to the reviewer who says that this makes a lot of food. But that's good!, my husband was delighted that thre were leftovers the next day and said that cold was even better. I think this would be very good with the leek mixture mixed with cheddar cheese sauce, too. Mmm, a wonderful winter sunday meal.  -  28 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    10

    It is somewhat lacking in flavor, but definitely a good start.  -  30 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    I needed something for a pot luck and this turned out to be perfect! Big oops, though -- I realised at the last minute that I was out of potatoes, so I used whole wheat macaroni as the base and turned it into a "gourmet" mac-n-cheese. But it is the combination of flavours that really makes it -- the leeks, ham, nutmeg and pepper are delicious together. I'm sure it will be even better with the creamy mashed potato base, but even the way I made it, it was gobbled up instantly!  -  28 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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