Even without the cream, you'll find this combination of silky scrambled eggs and leeks to be a luxuriously satisfying meal. As leeks cook, they become buttery and sweet in their own right and the mild flavor is a perfect pairing with eggs. Add some crumbled bacon on top and this simple dish is downright divine.
Trim the darker green tops off the leeks and slice the lighter green/white bottom section in half lengthwise. Rinse each leek well, then slice crosswise into thin strips.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and add the leeks, sautéing gently for a few minutes before putting a lid on the pan and letting the leeks cook for 8-10 minutes until very soft. Keep the heat low and stir occasionally; a little browning is okay, but mostly you just want the leeks to get soft.
While the leeks are cooking, whisk the eggs with 1 tablespoon of cream and a pinch of salt and pepper. Warm the remaining tablespoon of butter in a pan over low heat then add the eggs. Keep the heat low and stir the eggs constantly as they cook so they don't brown and become too firm. When the eggs are cooked but still a bit loose and soft, remove from heat and divide on two plates.
Stir remaining 2 tablespoons of cream into the leeks and season with salt if needed. Spoon leeks over scrambled eggs and garnish with crumbled bacon.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (238g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 310 (73%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 34.5g||46 %|
|Saturated Fat 17.7g||89 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 11.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.5g|
|Cholesterol 80mg||25 %|
|Sodium 394.2mg||14 %|
|Potassium 391.8mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 25.7g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.2g||13 %|
|Sugars, other 22.5g|
|Protein 6.3g||9 %|
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Calories per serving: 427
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