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Buckwheat leek gratin


Here is a nice recipe for leek gratin with its béchamel sauce with buckwheat flour.

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 800 g of white leeks
  • 60 g salted butter
  • 50 g buckwheat flour
  • 35 cl of whole milk
  • 80 g of bacon
  • 100 g Emmental
  • Nutmeg, curry
  • Salt pepper

Buckwheat leek gratin recipe

Start by cooking the leeks in the pressure cooker for 20 minutes

Buckwheat flour bechamel sauce

Make a roux:

  • Heat the butter in a saucepan
  • As soon as it is melted, add the buckwheat flour
  • Leave to cook for 3 minutes, stirring
  • Add cold milk
  • Cook until the sauce thickens
  • Season with nutmeg, curry, salt and pepper

Sauté the bacon in a pan until golden brown.

Place the leeks in an individual glass casserole dish. Garnish with some bacon.

Drizzle with black wheat bechamel sauce. Sprinkle with grated Emmental.

Brown for 10 minutes in a very hot oven.

Smart tip

As a main course with a good lettuce or as an accompaniment to braised meat, this recipe is a treat.


  • To discover: the leek tart

Recipe : T. Debéthun - Photo : C. Herlédan

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