How To - Prepare Leeks

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Ingredients

  • Leeks

Instructions

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Intimidated by leeks? Here's some tips on how to prep them so that you no longer have to miss out on its delicious fragrance!
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Cousin of the onions & garlic - Leeks can be fried, braised, boiled in soups, roasted in an oven, and even caramelised like onions.
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When cooking whole, simply chop off the root ends and 2-3 inches of the woody green part.
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The lighter part is the tastiest and most consumable. The upper green parts are often discarded due to its toughness and stronger taste.
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However, it softens with cooking, which makes it perfect for soups. Once the ends are removed, slice lengthwise starting at the opening end of the greens
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Leeks are notoriously dirty, so make sure to properly rinse in-between the leaves. Now they're ready for braising!
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For frying or soups, repeat the same steps, except cut lengthwise all the way through, and then chop crosswise. Rinse w/ water to remove dirt before cooking.
Mikayla's avatar
Intimidated by leeks? Here's some tips on how to prep them so that you no longer have to miss out on its delicious fragrance!