Leeks vinaigrette with eggs mimosa

servings4
35 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 leeks
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled and shells removed
  • 1 tbsp of parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of chervil, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely diced
  • salt
  • white pepper

Method

1
Remove any tough outer parts of the leeks then wash them thoroughly in cold water
  • 8 leeks
2
Pour two litres of water into a pan large enough to hold the leeks, adding one and a half tablespoons of salt. Bring to the boil then cook the leeks for 15 minutes
  • salt
3
Check the leeks are tender by inserting a small, sharp knife through the centre then remove from the water with a slotted spoon and place on a wire rack set over a plate to drain and cool slightly
4
Separate the cooked yolks from the eggs and push through a sieve into a small bowl. Finely chop the egg whites then add to the yolk along with the herbs
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of parsley
  • 1 tbsp of chervil
  • 1 tbsp of chives
5
Using a small whisk, mix the vinegar, mustard and oil, seasoning with a little salt and fresh ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
6
Arrange the warm leeks on a large serving plate, cover them evenly with the eggs and shallot then spoon the vinaigrette over the top. Serve immediately
  • 1 shallot