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Old 04-11-2007, 09:49 AM   #1
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Question What to do with leeks?

Leeks were on sale at the market. Do you have ideas/recipes?


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Old 04-11-2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Use them in place of other onions in a mire poix.

Split lengthwise and grill.

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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Make Potage Parmentier or Vichyssois. Potato-Leek soup. The first is served hot, the second cold.

Use leeks in your risotto instead of onion.

Braise them slowly and serve as a side dish.

Marinate them and serve as an app or in a salad.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:06 AM   #4
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sautee them with Bacon and mix in with mashed potato, top with cheese and bake it in the oven.

it`s quite nice :)
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:17 AM   #5
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Nice in a risotto, excellent in a souffle, with either cheese or salmon. Nice as a side simply sauteed with butter, or stirred through cooked rice. Beautiful with buttery mash, or in a gratin. Leeks are one of my favourite vegetables.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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gratin with potatoes etc, great in stews soups or as a veg on its own braised in chix broth for instance. wash carefully...they can be very gritty, and use only the white and young green part...the top dark green leaves are not really edible.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:41 AM   #7
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We love them sliced and par boiled then mixed into a cheese sauce. The smaller ones can be trimmed and wrapped in ham and then put in an ovenproof dish, covered with a sauce (normally cheese) and baked as a gratin.
I also use them in casseroles and even currys. They are very versatile.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
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Chop finely or coarsely and add to macaroni and cheese. Add bacon bits, or chopped ham or pepperoni for a more complete meal.
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:54 AM   #9
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I love a good potato leek soup.
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:00 AM   #10
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We love leeks. I use them in Leek & Potato Soup, I braise them in chicken broth along with whatever fresh vegetables I have on hand, or saute them in olive oil with strips of peppers.
You all have given me some new ideas, as well.

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