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How to prepare leeks

How to prepare leeks

Leeks are vegetables that are often muddy, we must be careful when washing them to remove mud that would be very unpleasant to "discover" the plate.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

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PreparationRestingStart to finish
15 min.15 min.30 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
1 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #1 Place leek in front of you.
Stage 2
1 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #2 Cut off roots.
Stage 3
1 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #3 Trim off ends of leaves, leaving about 4 cm or 2 inches of green.
Stage 4
3 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #4 Remove outer leaves, usually dry or wilted, by pulling downwards.
Stage 5
2 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #5 Split the top in two lengthways, starting at 7-8 cm or 3 inches from bottom (white).
Stage 6
2 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #6 Turn and cut again, so that the top part is split into four.
Stage 7
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #7 The top of the leek will now be like a tassle, making cleaning easier.
Stage 8
15 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #8 As with all muddy vegetables, leeks should be soaked for 15 minutes in warm water, so that all the particles of earth are loosened and leeks can be cleaned easily.
Stage 9
5 min.
How to prepare leeks : Photo of step #9 Once chopped, leek is now ready for use in your recipe.
Stage 10
You can also watch how to do it in this short video.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
844 gr17 gr0 gr
4 %2 %2 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
382 gr8 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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