I love sandwiches, I have always enjoyed eating a sandwich rather than having a proper Indian meal ( not that I have anything against our food, I think its phenomenal) especially for lunch or in the evening, sandwiches are like or for that matter any food is like an artists canvas you make whatever you desire out of it. You can have a low-calorie sandwich or a seriously calorie loaded BOMB! my point being they are easy to make , you put whatever your heart desires in them, they can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian with or without cheese you can dress them up any way you like and the end result is very satisfying and wholesome. Pack them for picnics or just have them for lunch with just a salad on the side, even pack them for children’s tiffin they are seriously desirable.
2leeks, trimmed and sliced
30g butter, extra
1 tablespoon plain all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup dark ale, such as stout
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot English mustard
1/2 cup grated cheddar
2 egg yolks
sea salt and cracked black pepper
4 slices white bread
Heat the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the leek and cook for 5-8 minutes or until soft and brown. Set aside.
Melt the extra butter in a saucepan over low heat and add the flour and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Gradually whisk in the milk and cook for a few seconds or until thickened, now whisk in the ale, worcestershire sauce, mustard, cheddar, egg yolks salt and pepper and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes until sauce thickens.
Top half of the bread with half of the leek, then the remaining bread and leek and the cheese mixture. Grill (broil) under a preheated hot grill for 1-2 minutes or until golden. ( I pre-heated my oven at a 180 degrees )