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Preischotel (leek and potato bake)

It’s prime leek season in the Netherlands – which means that it’s time for a delicious leek and potato bake made with authentic Dutch cheese!


1 kg potatoes
75 ml milk
4 large leeks
100 grams of strong Dutch cheese (such as Old Amsterdam or Boer ‘n Trots Aged Cheese)
Salt and pepper

Dutch leek and potato bake


First preheat your oven to 200C. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, boil them for approx. 15 minutes, drain, and then finely mash using a potato masher. Next add in the milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper, and stir until nice and smooth. Now slice the leek into rings, rinse thoroughly in cold water and boil for a few minutes, or until al dente. Once ready, stir the leeks into the mash and spoon the mixture into a baking dish. Finally, top with grated Dutch cheese and place into the oven for approx. 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

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One comment on “Preischotel (leek and potato bake)

  1. Carla ten Cate)Prijs

    If you like this, also try “PREIPROL” an authenthic Dutch recipe from the Middle Ages when people did not have the money to buy meat.
    1 kg potatoes
    1 1/2 Kg leeks
    250 gr diced smoked salted lard
    vinegar, salt pepper
    1 egg per person

    Bake the lard, separate the grease from the lard. Keep both. Cook potatoes and leeks. Mash potatoes and mix with the leeks, pour in some of the conserved grease, give in some generous squirts of vinegar (to cut the grease), mix, add salt and pepper to taste. If you dislike the grease, use some old left over beef gravy, or a couple of stock cubes. Give with hard boiled eggs and piccalilly.

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