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Old 04-11-2018, 02:52 PM   #1
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Leeks’ leaves

I’ve recently become enamoured of leeks. Seriously, I never knew why they existed. But their gentle onion flavor and sweetness, are wonderful in milder soups and sliced thin, make a great addition to salads.

But what about the tough dry leaves at the top of the stalk? Is there any use for them, save basket weaving?

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Old 04-11-2018, 03:20 PM   #2
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I’ve recently become enamoured of leeks. Seriously, I never knew why they existed. But their gentle onion flavor and sweetness, are wonderful in milder soups and sliced thin, make a great addition to salads.

But what about the tough dry leaves at the top of the stalk? Is there any use for them, save basket weaving?
I use the dark green leek leaves/tops and parsley stems when I make my chicken stock/broth. They give and nice delicate flavor.
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:39 AM   #3
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I use the dark green leek leaves/tops and parsley stems when I make my chicken stock/broth. They give and nice delicate flavor.
+1. Save for a bouquet garni.
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+2 LOL but not only for stocks - I sometimes add them to light stews but generally fish them out before serving.
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Old 04-12-2018, 11:39 AM   #5
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Cut off the very top part and melt them!

Melted Leeks - Stephanie Izard
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Thank You Jennyema - Saved!
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Leek salad.

Therely (darn how do you spell that?) wash the leeks, there is often dirt in the middle. "Thoroughly" !
Slice in the middle long way before washing
Now slice pieces about 3/8 wide cross cut.
Saute in light olive oil until soft, add a lot of crushed garlic, or as much as you like.
Mix well and turn off the frying pan.
Transfer to a bowl. Add Soy sauce to your liking, mix well, serve.
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Leek salad.

Therely (darn how do you spell that?) wash the leeks...
Thoroughly
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Thank you. Been trying to figure out for like 15 minutes spelling all kind of ways, but Google was too stupid to figure out. I knew I was doing it wrong, just did not know what would be right.
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Thank you. Been trying to figure out for like 15 minutes spelling all kind of ways, but Google was too stupid to figure out. I knew I was doing it wrong, just did not know what would be right.
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They make great fish bait! When the fish comes up to take a leek, knock em in the head with a billy club.
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They make great fish bait! When the fish comes up to take a leek, knock em in the head with a billy club.
Haha, this is the version I learned (Y’all are probably too young,)

How do you catch a polar bear?
Make a hole in the ice and surround it with peas. When the bear comes to take a pea, kick him in the ice hole.
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LOL... my version was fill the hole with ashes!
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LOL! I use those jokes all the time at work...but then I work with the elderly...running away giggling madly....
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