Sunday, November 06, 2005

Tattie Picking and a Recipe

Yesterday was productive, the Old Man and Alex helped me dig all the tatties up from my old allotment. Three different varieties safely in the shed now, should see us through most of the winter. And Dad had planted a load of pot leeks there whilst I was in Libya, and they want using up in the next few weeks, so I need to think on leek dishes.

Speaking of which, here's a little something I invented last night:

3-4 medium sized poatoes
1 small/medium leek
3 rosemary twigs
4 oz grated cheddar cheese
4 fl oz single cream

Finely chop the leek and strip and finely chop the rosemary. Sweat with butter for about ten minutes. Scrub and thickly slice the potatoes, and boil them for five minutes. Put the spuds onto a roasting dish, the leeks and rosemary on top, and cook in a preheated oven at gas mark 5 for a about 20 mins. Then stir in first the cheese and then the cream and return to the oven for about seven minutes. Serve. Goes well with fish.