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 is 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 by Step Method

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.


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1 Reviews


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)

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