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Wild Leek Ideas

DockPotato May 14, 2007 10:49 AM

Our leeks are ready now. I just came back from a successful forage having found several large stands of them in different locations. I brought enough for tonight - here is what I have.


Any suggestions as to what I can do with them for dinner? I've never used them before - they smell amazing.

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    herontype Mar 29, 2012 07:15 PM

    saute in butter chop whole plant in cluding leaves they are tender right now for two three miutes put in bowl --wisk some eggs for omelete gently cook then add leeks mushroom mixture --grate your favourite cheese not too much flip omelete enjoy oh ground blk pepper after no more salt you will ruin the taste cheers

    1. mikeb May 14, 2007 11:04 AM

      They are good with pasta. Recently we made wild leeks in a carbonarra with pancetta. Chop the white parts and cook, add the greens near the end. Something like this:


      If you use this recipe, you will want to cook pancetta much more than what they recommend for prosciutto.

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        DockPotato May 15, 2007 03:24 AM

        Thanks, mikeb. We had some local smoked bacon on hand and tried your recipe. Very good.

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