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What should I do with my two leftover leeks?

mrssmithcooks Feb 1, 2013 08:27 PM

Two measly leeks left over! Thought it would be a fun discussion. Go!

  1. hal2010 Feb 1, 2013 09:03 PM

    Soup stock

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      escondido123 Feb 1, 2013 09:49 PM

      Leek and potato soup.

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        k_mccasland Feb 1, 2013 10:06 PM

        Use them in an omelette, quiche or frittata!

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        1. re: k_mccasland
          cleopatra999 Feb 2, 2013 07:38 AM

          I like leeks in my mushroom soup.

        2. coll Feb 2, 2013 07:44 AM

          I use leek wherever onions are called for. If not making anything, I would cook up and freeze for the near future.

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          1. re: coll
            coll Feb 2, 2013 01:43 PM

            They're especially good in Shepherds Pie.

          2. Gio Feb 2, 2013 08:20 AM

            In the past I have frozen raw end-of-week leeks for future use in stocks. They're v sturdy and do not suffer from not cooking them first.

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              Harters Feb 2, 2013 08:32 AM

              A couple of leeks would be thinly sliced and added to grated root vegetables and then everything steamed. It's one of my favourite seasonal accompaniments to, say, chicken pieces that I've cooked under the grill or done in the oven. Leftovers of teh veg go into a frittata (although they need squeezing to get rid of moisture from the steaming).

              Very thinly sliced, they work well in a salad where you don't want the aggression of onion.

              1. C. Hamster Feb 2, 2013 09:53 AM

                Clean, chop and freeze.

                1. chefj Feb 2, 2013 10:38 AM

                  Szechuan Twice Cooked Pork

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                    Pierogiconnoisseur Feb 2, 2013 11:52 AM

                    leek and potato soup!

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                      HillJ Feb 2, 2013 12:18 PM

                      minced and added to turkey meatballs
                      minced in yogurt dip
                      sliced length wise braised and stuffed with ground meat and spices
                      used in Bloody Mary's
                      added to cocktail sauce for shrimp

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                        Isolda Feb 2, 2013 01:18 PM

                        Use them in place of the onions in a mirepoix and make a delicious soup. They're also yummy sauteed with mushrooms and used as a quick pasta sauce.

                        1. 280 Ninth Feb 2, 2013 01:59 PM

                          My choice is as a side....leek gratin. Parboil for a bit to tenderize, drain, place in baking dish with a little chicken stock, butter and parmesan cheese@ 400F until brown.

                          1. jpr54_1 Feb 3, 2013 12:24 PM

                            cook them and then add evo,s+p, and a little vinegar/lemon

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