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Old 04-16-2008, 11:02 AM   #1
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What to do with the green part of the leek?

I made some leek soup recently, and I used up all the white part, but now I have the green part left over. The recipe says I should keep these as I may be able to use it in some other dish, but I have no idea what to do with them.

Does anyone have any recipes that use them or recommendations on what to do with them?

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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About the only thing I can think of is to save it to make a vegetable broth (along with other veggie scraps).
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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The upper green portion is generally too tough, except for my compost pile, but yes it would probably be usable in making a vegetable broth along with all the other veggies.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:31 AM   #4
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Stock, exactly.
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:37 AM   #5
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Before I knew how to use leeks I was making up a soup for myself. Not wanting to waste anything I used the dark green parts. I sliced them very thin (chiffonad sp?) and added them to the soup. I actually enjoyed them that way.
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Old 04-16-2008, 01:32 PM   #6
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I fry the whole thing and make noodle salad. I assume you could use just greens. I do not have exact recipe, as it is more of a taste thing.


A half a package of thin spaghety ot angeil hair pasta.
1-2 leeks sautee till soft, they will get soft, do not burn.
Crushed garlic 2-3-4 cloves
Soy souce to taste, couple-three table spoons. Mix serve cold.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:00 PM   #7
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The outer, dark green leaves I throw away.
The inner, light green leaves are tender and tasty, and should be
used just like the white part!
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:41 PM   #8
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I fry the whole thing and make noodle salad. I assume you could use just greens. I do not have exact recipe, as it is more of a taste thing.


A half a package of thin spaghety ot angeil hair pasta.
1-2 leeks sautee till soft, they will get soft, do not burn.
Crushed garlic 2-3-4 cloves
Soy souce to taste, couple-three table spoons. Mix serve cold.
This sounds interesting, I'll have to give it a try and also I'll try using the center green part for something.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:38 PM   #9
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P.S. I forgot to say that I slice the leek maybe 3/8 to half an inch. Whatever the propor term for that would be.
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Old 04-17-2008, 03:04 PM   #10
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I love leeks and use them often. I always save the green stalk because it adds wonderful flavor to vegetable broth. You can also drop them into a pot of chicken broth for an interesting twist to onion. The green is way too tough to eat anyway.
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