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Apr 1, 2011 05:03 PM

Extra Leeks !

Ok, so I am new to usingl leeks in recipes. I have some left over and need some easy suggestions for what to use them for?
with thanks !

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  1. They are nice braised in some butter and chicken stock.

    1. I use them in place of onions for just about anything (just the white and light green parts).
      The thick, dark green parts aren't good for much of anything except making soup stocks- and in that capacity they can be really wonderful, because they don't make the stock really sweet the way onions do.
      Make sure you wash them really well because lots of grit gets deep in between the layers as they grow.

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      1. re: NCVeggie

        We eat the green parts in stir-fries - usually with pork, chile, garlic and peanuts.

      2. They go great with eggs in a frittata or a quiche. Very easy and delicious.

        Leek Frittata

        2 Tbs butter or olive oil
        3 medium leeks, white and tender green parts, washed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
        Salt and fresh pepper to taste
        4-6 eggs, beaten
        1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

        Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat and saute the leeks for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and cook covered for 15 minutes. Cool the leeks. Beat eggs well and add cheese; stir to combine. Add the egg mixture to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook until the bottom is browned and the top is still runny, 6 to 8 minutes. Place under a preheated broiler until the top is lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Slide the frittata onto a serving platter and serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 4 to 6.

        (I prefer to add the leeks into the eggs and use a fresh pan with more oil to cook. But either way works fine.)

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        1. re: visciole

          I made a leek and pram/reg frittata and the family LOVED it. Served with some toast and coffee, it was the PERFECT SAT. morning meal.
          Thank you so much!

          1. re: DRobi

            Oh good, you're welcome! I'm glad you and your family liked it! We love leek frittata, and it's so simple.

        2. It's getting hot here in So Cal, so I vote for vichyssoise.

          1. I'm dying to make Aushak - Afghan leek dumplings. There was a thread here not long ago...