Saturday, June 9, 2012
for the love of leeks
some of you may still be wondering what exactly leeks are, since reading my post about the breakfast scramble I made with leftover sauteed leeks. part of the onion family, leeks are kind of like a giant, mild-flavored green onion. I prefer mine sliced and sautéed with olive oil, salt and pepper. before slicing and dicing those leeks up though, be sure to let the stalks soak in cold water so as to clean them properly. since the leeks are ultimately made up of many thin layers, sand and dirt can live in there well past harvest. it should look like the photo here. once cleaned and cut, the leeks will only take about 5 to 7 minutes to cook, until almost transparent. et voila! there you have a yummy and very healthy vegetable for any meal. Bon appetit!