Leek fondue


Leek fondue
Leek fondue (literally "melted") consists of finely sliced leeks cooked until barely tender then simmered gently in cream until thickened.

The aim is to keep the fresh green of the just-cooked leeks but with a lovely soft, melting consistency.

This can be a side dish or an ingredient in lots of different recipes.
10,0154.4/5 for 5 ratings
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Last modified on: March 4th 2020

For 850 g, you will need:

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22 min.14 min.36 min.
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Keeping:

A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film. Freezes very well.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 15 min.
Leek fondue : Photo of step #1
Prepare 1 kg leek and slice very thinly (shred).

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Prepare 1 onion and chop finely.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Pour 5 tablespoons olive oil into a large non-stick pan on high heat. When good and hot add the chopped onion.

Salt lightly and pepper.

Cook for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Add the leeks, mix well, but do not add any more salt.

Cook, preferably uncovered or only half-covered (to keep the colour)...

Stage 5 - 4 min.
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...until the leeks are barely tender.

As the leeks are finely chopped this cooking is quite rapid.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Add 250 ml liquid cream, salt and pepper, then mix again and turn down the heat.

Stage 7 - 8 min.
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Leave uncovered (essential) to thicken to the required consistency.

Check the seasoning.

Stage 8
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Your leek fondue is ready.

Remarks

As stated above, we are aiming above all for a creamy, soft fondue, but with an attractive and appetising fresh green colour. This means we need to cook very finely sliced leeks as rapidly as possible, and not salt at the outset to avoid them giving off water.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,851 Kcal or 7,750 Kj29 gr96 gr150 gr
93 %11 %9 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
128 Kcal or 536 Kj2 gr7 gr10 gr
6 %1 %1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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