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.
139,4494.2/5 for 24 ratings
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Last modified on: September 29th 2012

For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
40 min.5 min.45 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge (with out the dressing) in a sealed container.
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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.
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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.

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).

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Source

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

More recipes?

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: Alsatian-style salad, Warm autumn salad, Endive and cheese salad with croutons, Cervelas salad, Mixed salad stack, ... All
LeekLeek: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Gratin du Nord, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Taos hotpot, Couscous, Hotpot my grandmother's way , ... All
Hard-boiled eggHard-boiled egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Corn salad with croutons, Piedmont salad, Fresh spinach with cream, Mimosa eggs, Springtime mixed salad, ... All
ParsleyParsley: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Warm chicken salad, Turban of sole with langoustines, Tomato meat balls, Beef Wellington, Red cabage salad with toasted almonds, ... All

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