Step: 1/7

Separate 1 egg. Brush 4 ovenproofs dishes with egg yolk. Place on a baking tray. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas 4).

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Wash the leeks, halve lengthways, cut into 4-5 cm pieces, then into fine strips.

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In a hot pan, melt the butter and fry the leeks until softened. Chop the salmon into pieces. Allow the leeks to cool, add the salmon, chives and cream.

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Mix well and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

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Spoon into the dishes until about three-quarters full.

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Place 1 beaten egg on each.

Step: 7/7

Pour over the remaining egg white, sprinkle with cheese and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chives.