Friday, 19 June 2020

Foodie Friday - Anglesey Eggs

Anglesey Eggs are a classic Welsh dish.  Anglesey, of course, is in Wales. It is an island.

It's basically mashed potatoes and eggs in a cheesy sauce.

Thanks to The Awkward Vegetarian for this recipe:

8 free range eggs
600g potatoes, peeled, chopped
6 leeks, (about 500g trimmed), thinly sliced
100g salted Welsh butter, plus extra for greasing
50g plain flour
400ml milk
3 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp vegetarian Worcester sauce
250g Caerphilly cheese, (or any mild cheddar) grated
freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 220C.  Grease an ovenproof dish with butter.

Place the eggs in a pan of cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let the eggs cook for a further 15 minutes.

In a large frying pan heat some veg oil on a medium heat and gently sauté the leeks. Turn the heat down to low and cover with a lid. Cook for about 10-15 minutes until the leeks are soft but not brown.

Fill another large pan with salted water and being to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes, until tender. Drain well.

In a large bowl add 50g of butter to the potatoes and mash well. Then stir in the leeks.

Season, to taste, with freshly ground black pepper and a little more salt if needed. Set aside but keep warm.

Next melt 50g of butter in a pan over a low heat. Whisk in the flour until the mixture is thick and well combined. Gradually add the warm milk, whisking continuously, until all of the milk has been incorporated into the mixture. Add the mustard powder and Worcester sauce and season, to taste. Stir in 200g of cheese until melted. Continue to cook on a low heat until the sauce thickens.

Spoon the mashed potatoes and leeks into the bottom of the prepared ovenproof dish, pressing down to form an even layer.  Arrange the quartered hard boiled eggs on top as tightly together as possible so that all the potato is covered.

Pour over the cheese sauce. Then sprinkle over the remaining grated cheese.

Place the dish onto a baking tray to catch any drips. Transfer the dish to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the topping is golden-brown and the sauce is bubbling.

1 comment:

  1. Potatoes and cheese had my attention immeditely. Looks good. I could use comfort food now. Looks like cases of the virus will spike again in Florida so...back to staying in. Ugh. I need comfort food and books!


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