Leeks With Bacon & Mushrooms

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"Found @ bbcgoodfooddotcom while searching for Welsh recipes & entered here for play in the Culinary Quest #4. This recipe was described as "A delicious, versatile side dish of sweet braised leeks & crispy bacon - Great with a Sunday roast!" ... And I entered a roast lamb recipe for that as well. Pls give 1 or both of them a try & ENJOY! (15 min was allowed for ingredient prep) ... NOTE: This is a Welsh recipe, but that option was not available under type of cuisine."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (117.7 g)
  • Calories 322.6
  • Total Fat - 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 69.7 mg
  • Sodium - 744.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.7 g
  • Protein - 15.6 g
  • Calcium - 23.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Melt butter in a lrg frying pan. Then add bacon & fry a few mins until golden & crisp.

Step 2

Add the thyme, mushrooms & leeks, cover pan & cook on low heat for 20 mins or until leeks are tender.

Step 3

HINT: The easy way to make quick work of cutting the bacon & retain uniform size of the pieces for cooking is to use your kitchen scissors to cut 1/2 in segments. Easy-peasy & done in a flash.

Step 4

MUSHROOM INFO: A chestnut mushroom is the same as a white button mushroom, but is a strain that grows just a bit browner, giving it a tan-colored top. They are very much like cremini mushrooms & about the same size, but they have a better flavor & texture than plain white mushrooms. Chestnut mushrooms are also allowed to grow into larger sizes to be sold as "Portobellos". Portobellos are often called "Flat Chestnut Mushrooms" for this reason.

Tips & Variations

  • No special items are required.



I scaled back for one serve and was wishing for more as it was so delicious with the mini meatloaves that I made but I am looking forward to making it again and putting it into a frittata for breakfast. I used Swiss Brown mushrooms sometimes known as baby portabellos and I think would be similar to a cremini and they are very meaty. Thank you twissis made for For Your Consideration tag game on FF&F.

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(25 Oct 2017)