600 g/ 1 lb 5 oz leeks, trimmed
50g/2 01 butter, plus extra for greasing
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 4 eggs salt and pepper


1.Halve the leeks lengthways, then slice very thiniy. tvielt the butter in a small frying pan, add the leeks and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes until softened.
2.Season with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with the nutmeg. Stir well and add 3 tablespoons warm water, then cover and cook over a low heat for about 20 minutes.
3.Meanwhile, preheat the ovento 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and grease four ramekins with butter. Divide theleeks among the ramekins, break an egg into each dish and bake for 4 minutes.
4.Turn off the heat, cover the ramekins with a sheet off oil and return to the oven for 2 minutes. Remove the foil, season lightly with pepper and serve.

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