Anglesey Egg Recipe
Anglesey Eggs are a delicious Welsh recipe and perfect for vegetarians as a dish on its own, or teamed up with meats for carnivores.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 2cups mashed potatoes
- 1ounce butter
- 2large leeks , finely sliced
- 1cup milk
- 1tablespoon flour
- 3ounces cheddar cheese, grated
- 4hard-boiled eggs , quartered
- 3tablespoons breadcrumbs
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat oven to 200 C / 400 F / Gas 6.
Step 3Melt 1 ounce/25 grams butter in a large, roomy frying pan. Add the finely sliced leeks, season generously with salt and a little pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until the leeks are just beginning to soften, take care to not burn.
Step 4Raise the heat slightly, stir in the flour, cook for 2 minutes stirring continuously. Still stirring, slowly add the milk, continue to cook for about 2 minutes to make a thick, creamy sauce. Simmer on a low heat for 5 minutes then add half the cheese, stir then check the seasoning.
Step 5Generously butter an ovenproof dish, deep enough to take all the ingredients, but not too wide, you want thick layers of potatoes and sauce. Firstly add the mashed potatoes, spread to cover the base of the dish in a thick layer. Neatly arrange the egg quarters gently pushing each into the soft mashed potatoes. Pour the leek sauce over.
Step 6Mix the remaining cheese with the breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the sauce. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 mins or until bubbling and a golden-brown crust on top. Serve as a dish on its own or as a side dish for meats, particularly delicious with bacon chops.