I’ll admit it: I’m a sucker for any recipe with a fancy chef’s name attached. And now that I think about it, I’m a sucker for bread pudding of any kind, sweet or savory. And, I love leeks. I think it’s because they’re common in French cooking and I cling to anything that makes me feel French. So you can only imagine how excited I was to find this Thanksgiving recipe from Thomas Keller’s cookbook Ad Hoc at Home. If you’re feeling a little squashed- and potatoed-out this year, the bread pudding is a perfect savory Thanksgiving side alternative. And if you can’t imagine it this week with turkey, save it for the Christmas dinner table. I served it with roast beef tenderloin for my friend’s birthday and it was a huge hit. And despite the fancy chef’s name attached, it’s actually quite easy and fun to make.
Leek Bread Pudding