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

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40 min.5 min.45 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 15 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette
Prepare 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).

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette
Steam the leeks in a pressure cooker for five minutes, counting from when it starts to hiss.

Stage 3
Leeks in vinaigrette
The idea is to have leeks which ar only just cooked and which keep as much of their colour as possible.

Stage 4 - 15 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette
Shell 2 hard-boiled eggs and chop finely once cold.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette
Chop the parsley.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette
Mix 150 ml French dressing (vinaigrette) with the chopped eggs and herbs.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette
Serve the sliced leeks, preferably warm, with the vinaigrette dressing poured over.
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.
A few days in the fridge (with out the dressing) in a sealed container.
Home made; my father's all-time favourite dish.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,721 Kcal or 7,205 Kj31 gr69 gr147 gr
86 %12 %7 %22 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
152 Kcal or 636 Kj3 gr6 gr13 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
430 Kcal or 1,800 Kj8 gr17 gr37 gr
22 %3 %2 %6 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Sulfites, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.62 €
  • Per person : 0.66 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
French dressing (vinaigrette)French dressing (vinaigrette): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Bistro-style endive salad, Avocado, artichoke and chicken salad, Jerusalem artichoke salad, Valay salad, Corn salad with croutons, ... All
LeekLeek: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cauliflower coconut curry, Leek and Jerusalem artichoke soup, Leek and tuna loaf, Crispy rolls with chicken and leek, Loin of pork with herbs and julienne vegetables , ... All
Hard-boiled eggHard-boiled egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach Croque-monsieur , Lentil and cold-meat salad, Julia salad, Pea and avocado salad, Mimosa eggs, ... All
ParsleyParsley: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sauce Normande (for fish), Valay salad, Green parsley tahini sauce, Green avocado salad, Salad paysanne, ... All
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