Winter cuisine: Leeks galette

In Ireland and most of Europe leeks are the perfect winter vegetable. If you are tired of vegetable soup, here is a cheap and easy leeks recipe.

Ingredients (four people)

– 500 grams of leeks
– 100 grams of rice flakes
– 2 eggs
– 1 organic vegetable bouillon cube
– 50 grams of grated gruyere or cheddar cheese (optional)
– Salt & black pepper


1) Dissolve the bouillon cube in 250ml boiling water.

2) Wash and cut the leeks. Steam or boil them for 10-15 mins – they must be soft! Dry them.

3) Pour the bouillon on the rice flakes and let them swell for about 10 minutes.

4) Beat the eggs in a big bowl and add the leeks, the rice flakes and the black pepper.

5) Pour the mixture into a earthenware dish and cook it for 30 minutes (180 degrees / Mark 6). If you love cheese, you can grate some cheese on top of it before putting it into the oven. I think that it tastes better with gruyere cheese but it works fine with cheddar too.

6) Serve warm with a small salad and some bread.



This is an extremely easy, healthy and cheap recipe. I usually serve it with a real “Winter salad” i.e. lettuce, pumpkin seeds and grated carrots. I do not want to buy tomatoes in Ireland in winter times and I find that grated carrots are the perfect alternative. There are full of vitamins, locally produced and they add color to your salads.

Salad dressing:
– 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
– 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar (Vinagre de Jerez)
– 3 tablespoons rapeseed oil (Rapeseed oil can be produced in Ireland and it’s perfect for salads!)
– 1 pinch of black pepper
– 1 pinch of salt (optional)

In a small bowl, whisk together dijon mustard, sherry vinegar, rapeseed oil and black pepper.

Bon appetit!


About elleadi

I am a 28 year old lady blogging on what I like the most: Fashion & Beauty, Food, DIY and gardenning – always keeping an eco-minded angle. I have started this blog to share my experience of living a greener life in Dublin, Ireland. I post on my green living tips and favourite green shops and restaurants. I believe that little things can make a big difference…
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