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What to do with oodles of leeks?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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AllexieAllexie Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Just been given two carrier bags full of gorgeous-looking leeks! My expertise in the cookery dept only stretches to finely slicing and sauteeing them in a little olive oil and butter with a bit of garlic. Does anyone have any recipes/ideas for using them please?

Don't suppose it's St David's Day soon is it??? :rotfl:

* and yes I have checked the Old Stylee Recipe Index......ducks to avoid squeaks flying rolling pin :D *
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  • tr3mortr3mor Forumite
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    Use them anywhere you'd use onions!
  • TrowTrow Forumite
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    Leek and potato soup or added to lentil and veg soup.

    I had a slice of quiche yesterday made with leeks - YUM! Don't have a recipe, but it looked like they had been sauted before they were added to the pastry case and the egg was poured over the top.
  • MrsB_2MrsB_2 Forumite
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    Try Delia - if you put 'leek' in the search box it brings up some scrummy sounding stuff.
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  • r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
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    I love stir fried leeks as an accompaniment. Just chop into rings and seperate. stirfry in some olive oil, add a bit of black pepper and eat - yum.
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  • Cheese sauce goes nicely with leeks.
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  • Blanch them then freeze them until you are certain beyond a shadow of a doubt what you want to do with them ... should you require further information on this matter then please feel free to get in touch by PM. 1a_y_wink.gif

  • I bought some leeks and now not sure what to do with them i only have 3 o not a massive amount but any ideas and i'l be grateful
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  • elonaelona Forumite
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    Steam them and add a cheese sauce - make a quiche- or soup.
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  • mmmm...I love leeks!

    Very simple...but not particularly healthy...slice them up then:-

    Put in a frying pan / saucepan with butter (quite a bit) and cook really gently on the lowest setting for 15 - 30 mins (depending how low) serve with anything.


    Fry gently in a little butter and add some cream and black pepper

    There are loads of things to do with them, I will have a think and come back...

    I want leeks now!
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