- I used 1 tsp of dried herbs de provence in place of the fresh thyme sprigs.
- I used 3/4 cup extra sharp white cheddar, grated, instead of the gruyere but EITHER would be so delish!
|Cheese-y, potato-y goodness|
- Gratin is just a snazzy French word for a cooking technique where cheese is browned on top as a crust.
- Leeks are related to onions, garlic and scallions.
*Lishie tip- How to wash leeks? Rinse the entire leek, then cut it down into thin ringlets. Fill a glass bowl (I prefer glass so as to see the dirt) with warm water & submerge the cut leek slices. Swirl them around with your hand to allow the dirt to fall to the bottom of the bowl. Remove the leeks with a slotted spoon & rinse again using a colander.