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

Keywords for this recipe:LeeksFrench dressingHard boiled eggBistrot
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40 min.5 min.45 min.
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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #1
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  : Photo of step #2
Steam the leeks in a pressure cooker for five minutes, counting from when it starts to hiss.

Stage 3
Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #3
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.
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Shell 2 hard-boiled eggs and chop finely once cold.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #5
Chop the parsley.

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

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Leeks in vinaigrette  : Photo of step #7
Serve the sliced leeks, preferably warm, with the vinaigrette dressing poured over.
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.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge (with out the dressing) in a sealed container.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,395 Kcal or 5,841 Kj25 gr69 gr114 gr
70 %9 %7 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
123 Kcal or 515 Kj2 gr6 gr10 gr
6 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
349 Kcal or 1,461 Kj6 gr17 gr29 gr
17 %2 %2 %4 %
% 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 2.62 €
  • Per person : 0.66 €

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Source
Home made; my father's all-time favourite dish.
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: Mixed salad stack, Warm scallop and cabbage salad, Purple sprouting broccoli and endive salad, Warm Leek and Potato Salad, Salad paysanne, ... All
LeekLeek: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chinese Soup, Potimarron and leek soup, Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks, Breton leek and mushroom tart, Langoustine and leek tarts, ... All
Hard-boiled eggHard-boiled egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin, Gratin slices with spinach, Caesar salad, Chicken pie, Bistro sandwich, ... All
ParsleyParsley: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cervelas salad, Tomatoes Provençal, Cauliflower tabouleh, Bistro-style beetroot salad, Green parsley sauce, ... All
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