How to Clean and Prep your Leeks

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Serves4 people
Vegans

These brilliant tips will make you a leektastic cook!

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Ingredients

  • Leeks

Chunky Chop For a chunky chop, lop the root and slice hunky rounds. These are great for stews or sizzled in olive oil and butter as a side dish – lovely with a bit of pepper and fresh mint thrown in. Finer Dice Lop off the dark green end. Split the leek just up form the root end lengthways. Turn and split again. Keep the root intact to help you hold it together while you slice. The fine dice is great for quiches, pies and sauces. Julienne Lop the root and chop off a 3-4 inch piece of leek. Split in half lengthways. Finely slice lengthways into wispy matchsticks. Perfect for a stir-fry. Stocks Remember to keep your off cuts for stocks.

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Method

1. Start by slicing the green end in half. This will make it easier to clean out any mud.
2. Wash the leek under cold water, letting the water wash the dirt out toward to fanned out green tops. Separate the leaves to get into all the nooky bits.
3. Give it a shake and get it back to the chopping board.
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