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    Allexie
    What to do with oodles of leeks?
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:21 PM
    What to do with oodles of leeks? 26th Aug 05 at 1:21 PM
    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?


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  • tr3mor
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:31 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:31 PM
    Use them anywhere you'd use onions!
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    • By Trow 26th Aug 05, 1:35 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:35 PM
    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
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:36 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:36 PM
    http://www.deliaonline.com/search/search_results.asp

    Try Delia - if you put 'leek' in the search box it brings up some scrummy sounding stuff.
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    • By r.mac 26th Aug 05, 1:38 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:38 PM
    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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    • By Bargainloverbec 26th Aug 05, 1:52 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 1:52 PM
    Cheese sauce goes nicely with leeks.
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    • By squeaky 26th Aug 05, 2:09 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 2:09 PM
    Lamb and leek casserole
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  • elvis_bloggs
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    • 26th Aug 05, 5:14 PM
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    • 26th Aug 05, 5:14 PM
    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.

  • Lyndsay_21
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    • 7th Oct 05, 4:40 PM
    Leeks
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    • 7th Oct 05, 4:40 PM
    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
    • elona
    • By elona 7th Oct 05, 4:42 PM
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    Steam them and add a cheese sauce - make a quiche- or soup.
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  • BungleGirl
    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.

    or

    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!
  • carol_a
    I love Saint Delia's leek, onion and potato soup, just "sweat" chopped washed leeks with peeled chopped potato and a chopped onion for 10 minutes in a little butter or oil. Add stock and simmer until tender, add some milk/cream and liquidise if wanted although I sometimes leave it chunky, season to taste.
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    • By squeaky 7th Oct 05, 4:50 PM
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    If you go to the Recipe Collection thread (linked below) and then use the "search this thread" option in the top right corner of the start of the thread - type in the word leeks and you'll get a list of eleven recipes that have leeks in them

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=46777
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  • BungleGirl
    carol_a beat me to a leek and potato soup recipe - delicious!
  • Queenie
    I adore leeks!!

    Sometimes, I simply sweat off my chopped leeks in a little olive oil (basically treating them like onion!) add some diced courgettes and some chopped tomatoes, season and ... voila! Sometimes I add some garlic and herbs to that mix. Other times I pour the mixture into a pie dish, add some breadcrumbs and a little left over grated cheese and brown off under the grill.

    I have no idea if what I've described is a "recipe" of any name ... it's just something my Mother did with onions and I subbed with leeks :confused:

    They also go wonderfully in a casserole style dish in the slow cooker/regular oven.

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  • Lillibet
    I adore leeks!!

    Sometimes, I simply sweat off my chopped leeks in a little olive oil (basically treating them like onion!)

    Enjoy!!!
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    Leeks are part of the onion family so you can basically add them to anything that you would use onion in, instead of or as well as onion. They are also fab under a cheese sauce a la cauliflower cheese or in casseroles & stews. I find they go particually well with asparagus for some reason?!

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  • Gingham Ribbon
    Courgette and leek muffins

    1 medium leek, sliced finely
    3 small courgettes, grated
    2 cloves garlic, crushed

    300g SR flour
    2tsp curry powder
    1tsp ground cumin
    1tsp ground coriander
    100g butter, chopped
    60g grated cheddar
    2 large eggs, beaten
    250ml milk
    2 tablespoons olive oil

    Fry leek, courgettes and garlic until soft and the liquid has evaporated. Cool and sqeeze any excess liquid.

    Sift flour, curry powder and spices into a large bowl and rub in butter. Stir in courgette mixture and cheese, then eggs, milk and oil.

    Spoon mixture into greased muffin tray and bake in 200 degree oven for 20 mins.

    - the recipe says use buttermilk but I use semi skimmed. I also only add a splash of sunflower oil instead of the olive oil. It also says to grate some extra cheese for a topping with salt and pepper but I haven't bothered with that.

    They taste a bit like a cross between onion bajees (sp sorry!) and muffins and I love them!

    Also, I tend to make the courgette mixture when I'm cooking dinner, stick it in the fridge then do the rest the next day.
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    thanks for all the recipes.
  • Penny-Pincher!!
    Hey

    Am just doing a soup in the SC as I type..lol. OH bought a ton of leeks the other day and needed using. So have sweated off some leeks and carrots in butter-put in SC with 1.5 pints of chicken stock cube-then added some leftover sweetcorn, tom puree and a little ham that was in the fridge Smells delish! Have also added a little cornflour to thicken slightly. Hope Ive done it ok.

    Will let you know later what it tastes like.

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    • By Curry Queen 8th Oct 05, 11:51 AM
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    That sounds yummy PP!

    Just a tip for next time, if you have any pearl barley then adding a handful of that will help to thicken the soup as well as bulk it out a bit
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