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Leeks in vinaigrette

Leeks in vinaigrette

A classic dish of French family and bistro cooking. It's both simple and good. The secret lies in cooking the leeks until they are only just tender, so that they keep their lovely green colour. The special vinaigrette includes herbs and hard-boiled eggs.

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Last modified on: September 29th 2012

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
40 min.5 min.45 min.
Preservation: A few days in the fridge (with out the dressing) in a sealed container.
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Step by step recipe

1 Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #1Prepare 4 leeks, but keep the white part whole (don't split or chop them) then slice them about 2 cm or 1 inch thick.

Cut on the diagonal as this looks nicer (see photo).
15 min.
2 Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #2Steam the leeks in a pressure cooker for five minutes, counting from when it starts to hiss. 5 min.
3 Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #3The idea is to have leeks which ar only just cooked and which keep as much of their colour as possible.
4 Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #4Shell 2 hard-boiled eggs and chop finely once cold. 15 min.
5 Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #5Chop the parsley. 2 min.
6 Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #6Mix 150 ml French dressing (vinaigrette) with the chopped eggs and herbs. 3 min.
7 Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #7Serve the sliced leeks, preferably warm, with the vinaigrette dressing poured over. 5 min.

Remarks

For a richer dressing, use 2 yolks to one egg white instead of whole eggs.

You can vary the herbs using any you choose, not just the usual parsley.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
147231 gr68 gr120 gr
74 %12 %6 %18 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1303 gr6 gr11 gr
7 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3687 gr16 gr30 gr
18 %3 %2 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 2.62 €
Per person : 0.66 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made; my father's all-time favourite dish.
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