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How to prepare leeks

How to prepare leeks
Leeks are vegetables that are often muddy, we must be careful when washing them to remove mud that would be very unpleasant to "discover" the plate.
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you will need:


  • 1 leek

Nutritional information:

Whole recipe
Calories
84
4%
Proteins
4g
2%
Carbohydrates
17g
2%
Fats
0g
0%
 Per 100 g 
Calories
38
2%
Proteins
2g
1%
Carbohydrates
8g
1%
Fats
0g
0%
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% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).


Times:

Preparation : 15 min.
Resting : 15 min.
Start to finish : 30 min.
Preservation : Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.


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Step by step recipe:


1
Place leek in front of you.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #1
2
Cut off roots.
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3
Trim off ends of leaves, leaving about 4 cm or 2 inches of green.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #3
4
Remove outer leaves, usually dry or wilted, by pulling downwards.
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5
Split the top in two lengthways, starting at 7-8 cm or 3 inches from bottom (white).
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6
Turn and cut again, so that the top part is split into four.
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7
The top of the leek will now be like a tassle, making cleaning easier.
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8
As with all muddy vegetables, leeks should be soaked for 15 minutes in warm water, so that all the particles of earth are loosened and leeks can be cleaned easily.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #8
9
Once chopped, leek is now ready for use in your recipe.
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You can also watch how to do it in this short video.

Source:

Home made.

Last modified on: October 13th 2010

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