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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  • 1 leek 1 leek
  • Total weight: 220 grams

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to prepare leeks
Place leek in front of you.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
How to prepare leeks
Cut off roots.

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

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

Stage 5 - 2 min.
How to prepare leeks
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
Turn and cut again, so that the top part is split into four.

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

Stage 8 - 15 min.
How to prepare leeks
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
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.
Home made.
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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