Cooking leeks. Leeks are often used in soups, stews, and casseroles, but can also be enjoyed on their own as a side dish.
There are many ways to cook leeks, including boiling, roasting, grilling, and sautéing. No matter which method you choose to cook sweet potatoes, we have cooking times and temperatures for you! Translation in French: poireau.
How do I cook leeks?
What to pair leeks with?
Leeks can be used to make soup (potato leek soup for instance) or in a leek and mushroom risotto. Serve sauteed leek with scallops or a potato salad! Sauteed leeks pair really well with roasted potatoes, rice or salmon fillets.
Here are simple steps to prepare leeks:
Cut off the roots at the base of the leek, then remove the tough, dark green part of the leek.
Cut the leek in half lengthwise and slice it into thin half-moons. Rinse (a lot) under cold running water to remove any dirt or sand.
Cooking leeks in a pot. To boil leeks, first wash and slice them into thin slices or circles:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the leeks
2. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the leeks are tender.
Cook leeks in pan
Cooking leeks in a pan. To sauté leeks:
1. Slice the leeks into thin slices
2. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
3. Add the sliced leeks and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until they are tender.
Sauteed leeks are sometimes called a leek fondue.
Leeks are a type of vegetables that are part of the allium family, which also includes onions and garlic. They are a popular ingredient in many dishes, especially in soups and stews. Leeks are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber, potassium, and other minerals. They also contain antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals.