Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cabbage and Leek Gratin

First of all, thank you all for the birthday wishes, I really had a fabulous day and you guys made the next day just as great :)

One of the blogs I really enjoy reading because the writing is as good as the recipes is Eats Well With Others. The blog writer, Joanne, often writes for Marcus Samuelsson's blog and that is where you can find this Cabbage and Leek Gratin recipe.

Preheat your oven to 350, get some salted water boiling on the stove, and lets grab some ingredients. You need some yogurt, flour, parsley, milk, vinegar, leeks, onion, egg, gouda cheese, mustard and of course, cabbage! I cut this recipe in half because cooked cabbage is not on the approved by Tom list.

Shred up your cabbage.

Clean and chop your leeks. I found that Trader Joes has pre cut and cleaned leeks in their frozen section now, genius idea!

egg mixture
Mix together the flour, egg, milk, yogurt and parsley.

Get the cabbage and leek into the boiling water. Let it boil for five minutes.

While that boils, grate up the gouda. yum.

squeeze out the water
When the cabbage and leeks are done, drain them and press with a spoon to get all of the excess water out.

liquid in
Drop it in a bowl and stir in the flour and liquid mixture.

that is some gouda cheese
Stir in the delicious cheese.

ready to bake
Pour it into a greased baking dish and pop it in the oven for about 45 minutes. This makes the perfect side dish because it comes together quickly and then you can work on the other parts of your meal.

To make the sauce finely chop some onion or shallot.

making the sauce
You are supposed to soak the onion in the vinegar but I totally forgot to do that and just dumped the other ingredients in the bowl. It still turned out just fine.

Mustard Cream Sauce
Delicious. I will be making this sauce again as a pretzel dip soon as well!

Perfectly cooked
After 45 minutes get that gratin out of the oven, doesn't it look great?

Cabbage and Leek Gratin with Creamy Mustard Sauce
Pour a little of the sauce over the top and you have a delicious side dish that would go great with chicken or fish. The sauce provides the perfect balance of brightness to the richness of the leek and cabbage mixture. I will be making this again! Thanks to Joanne for the awesome recipe.


  1. This sounds amazing! Not tooooo indulgent, but enough cheese and other yummy bits to make this really delicious!

  2. What a hearty cabbage dish, and I love the step by step photos!

  3. This sounds fabulous. The combination is used in many cultures and I have never had a version of the dish I did not enjoy. Yours sounds especially delicious. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  4. I also love her blog! she has great recipes and this looks fantastic, everything that has cheese is delicious

  5. I have never seen frozen sliced leeks ... so cool! This does sound delicious! That sauce looks amazing!


  6. Oh yum, I LOVE leeks. This looks SO good!

  7. Love Joanne's blog! This gratin is insane, somehow it slipped by my radar. Saved for later. I just wish I could get those frozen leeks--leeks are a pain to wash!

  8. Joanne has the best recipes. This gratin looks fabulous.

  9. What a delicious gratin my friend - a huge fan of leeks :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Sounds good and I love gouda cheese. Like the frozen, sliced leeks, great idea! The pretzel dipping idea sounds good too.

  11. So looking away from the onions! I'll pass on this one, but glad you liked it! :D

  12. This looks delicious. I am sure it was and so satisfying.
    Happy belated birthday wishes to you. I will second that, Joanne has very delicious recipes.
    Ciao dearest. Catherine

  13. I just bought some gouda and cabbage! I think I'll have to go pick up some leeks too...that sauce looks like it would be a good dip for french fries! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  14. I am MAJORLY glad that you liked this! Such a great way to use up some cabbage!

  15. oh Wow... per-cleaned leeks at Trader Joe's? Love it!