Friday, 13 March 2009

Bagels With Leeks & Cheese

Serves 2

2 leeks
25g butter
125g grated Gruyere cheese
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped parsley
salt and pepper
2 fresh bagels

Trim the leeks, discarding the green ends and split down the middle, leaving the root intact. Wash well to remove any grit and slice finely, discarding the root.
Melt the butter over a low heat in a large saute pan and add the leeks. Cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes, or until the leeks are soft and slightly browned. Leave to cool.
Preheat the grill. Mix together the cooled leeks, grated cheese, spring onions, parsley and salt & pepper to taste. Split the bagels and toast lightly on the bottom. Spread the cheese mixture over the top of each bagel and place under the preheated grill until bubbling and golden brown.

These were really lovely, I went to make lunch with/for a friend instead of us going out for lunch and it made a really nice change.
I'd be interested to see how these would be with a little sour cream. But that might just be my love of sour cream showing through!

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