Bacon, Potato & Leek Bake

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C  fan forced)
  2. Chop the bacon into chunks and sauté in a frying pan with the oil for 5-6 minutes until just coloured.
  3. Peel the potatoes and cut into medium sized slices.(not too thick)
  4. Chop the leeks into slices, wash well and drain.(Use only the white part of the leeks).
  5. Put the potato and leek slices into a pan of cold slightly salted water, bring to the boil, cover and cook for 5 minutes then drain well.
  6. Put the potato, leek slices and the bacon into the baking dish, pour over the soup and gently mix, season with some black pepper.
  7. Sprinkle over the grated cheese and bake in the oven for 20/25 minutes until golden.
  8. Meanwhile peel the carrots and cut into thick matchsticks.
  9. Cook in some boiling salted water for 3 minutes.
  10. Cut the beans in half lengthways, add to the carrots and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  11. Drain and serve alongside the Potato bake.