Gammon & Leek Crumble

by Food Urchin

Main Easy ​​​​​​​ 6 ​​​​​​​ Prep/Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes


400g of gammon, cooked and shredded

1 onion, finely chopped

3 leeks, sliced

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

2 tbsp of plain flour

100ml of double cream

300ml of ham stock, reserved from cooking the gammon, or chicken stock

1 tbsp of wholegrain mustard

butter, for frying

300g of plain flour

150g of unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes

100g of Parmesan, finely grated

2 sprigs of thyme, leaves picked

ground black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 2 Place a wide saucepan on the hob over a medium heat and add a healthy knob of butter. When it has melted, add the onion and leek and cover and gently cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every now and then. Then add the garlic, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes

3. Bring the heat up and sprinkle the flour over the onion and leek and stir in. Then, gradually add your stock, bit by bit to thicken the mix. Take off the heat and then add the cream, shredded gammon and mustard and stir through

4. Next, make your crumble by sifting the plain flour into a large bowl and add the cubes of butter. Using your fingertips, rub the flour and butter together until they form into crumbs. Add the parmesan cheese and thyme leaves and a good twist of ground black pepper and mix together

5. Pour the gammon and leek mix into a ceramic baking dish and scatter the crumble evenly on top. Place in the oven and back for 30 minutes or until the top becomes golden

6. Serve with green vegetables such as tenderstem broccoli