Potato-Leek Gratin

The Leeks in this recipe melt into a caramelized crust under the potatoes and cheese.  A slice of this with a heart salad is a great lunch, or serve it with poached eggs for brunch.  You can make this using 1 C. sliced leeks and 1 lb. of potatoes in a small skillet, 2 C. and 2 lbs. in a medium skillet, or 3 C. and 3 lbs. in a large skillet.

Preheat the oven to 375.

Cut off the leaves off the leek or leeks and discard.  Cut the shank of each leek in half lengthwise at least half way down from the top and rinse it well under running water.

Finish cutting the leeks in half, then cut the halves into 2 inch pieces and place cut side down.  Thinly slice each piece into tiny strips.

Saute the leeks in olive oil with salt on low heat in a cast iron skillet until tender.

In the meantime, wash potatoes and slice into the largest possible rounds (you can use a mandoline to do this) as thinly as possible.

When the leeks are soft, sprinkle black pepper and fresh chopped rosemary, sage and/or thyme over them.

Arrange the potato slices in overlapping layers over the leeks, drizzling or brushing each layer with a little more olive oil and salting it.

Top the gratin with 1/2 C. grated Gruyere cheese per pound of potatoes and sprinkle with more fresh herbs.

CLICK HERE FOR MEMBER NEWS

One Dry Day

Sometimes the difference between us having an item in your boxes at a certain time of year comes down to a single day.  Today is one of those days.   Planting vegetables in the winter is often a frustrating process.  … Continue reading

An Abundant Start to 2020

Happy New Year and Welcome to Terra Firma’s 2020 CSA! For many people January represents a blank slate, a fresh start, a chance to get things right that might have not gone so well the year before.  We often see … Continue reading

2019 TFF Annual Report

At the end of each year, it’s common to hear people talk about how the time has “flown by” or otherwise passed in a blur.  I have never found that to be true on the farm.  Every year that goes … Continue reading