Leek and Potato Boats

It’s St David’s Day again–time to celebrate all things Welsh, and time for a new recipe using leeks! This one can use virtually all leftover bits and bobs, or can be made fresh. Just add the necessary time to bake potatoes. Caerphilly cheese is also a Welsh speciality, so if you can get it in your area, do give it a try.Picture of baked leek and potato boat on a plate

Serves three

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cold leftover jacket (baked) potatoes
1-2 tablespoons Butter
1 cup Steamed chopped leeks
Dash Ginger powder
About an ounce Shredded smoked Caerphilly (or other Gouda type) cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C/gas mark 4.
  2. Cut cold potatoes in half lengthways. Scoop out most of the potato, leaving only enough to help the skins hold a potato shape (your ‘boats’).
  3. Mash the potato insides and heat gently with butter.
  4. Stir in hot leeks and ginger.
  5. Divide the mixture between the three potato ‘boats’ and stuff gently.
  6. Top with shredded cheese.
  7. Bake until heated through and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

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7 comments on “Leek and Potato Boats
  1. Ann Davis says:

    This looks so tasty! Yummm!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. […] of cut up chunky strips, browned all over and covered with hot leftover port sauce (see above), leek and potato boats, cranberry […]

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  3. Gale Wright says:

    Sounds delicious!

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  4. Sounds lovely (and very Welsh!) So many recipes, so little time…

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  5. Her says:

    This looks like a gorgeous little meal. I’m hoping for leeks in our next CSA share box so I can try it!

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