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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Stage 1 - 1 min.
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Place leek in front of you.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
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Cut off roots.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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Trim off ends of leaves, leaving about 4 cm or 2 inches of green.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Remove outer leaves, usually dry or wilted, by pulling downwards.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Split the top in two lengthways, starting at 7-8 cm or 3 inches from bottom (white).

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Turn and cut again, so that the top part is split into four.

Stage 7
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The top of the leek will now be like a tassle, making cleaning easier.

Stage 8 - 15 min.
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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.
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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.


Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
84 Kcal or 352 Kj4 gr17 gr0 gr
4 %2 %2 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
38 Kcal or 159 Kj2 gr8 gr0 gr
2 %1 %1 %0 %
% 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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