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Leeks - your favourite way of cooking them?

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Annandale Sat 10-Nov-18 18:35:00

I love leeks and want to have them.tomorrow with lamb, but i'm bad at cooking them? What's your best recipe??

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KirstyJC Sat 10-Nov-18 18:36:11

Slice them up and in a saucepan with a knob of butter and sprinking of grated nutmeg. Heavenly!

Lwmommy Sat 10-Nov-18 18:36:19

Just on the hob with butter and pepper is how we like them.

CIT80 Sat 10-Nov-18 18:37:15

I slice them and crumble a beef oxo into them with some water and cook in frying pan for around 20 minutes

KingIrving Sat 10-Nov-18 18:38:27

My absolute preferred leeks recipe is braised in the oven and this includes the green parts

EvangelineTheStar Sat 10-Nov-18 18:45:17

I like them in the oven with a white sauce over them. Microwave them for a few minutes first though or they stay a bit squeaky

Yewnicorn Sat 10-Nov-18 18:48:08

I cut them up chunkily with potatoes and carrots, roast them with my whole chicken, with a splash of white wine.

BIWI Sat 10-Nov-18 18:50:12

Slice them on the diagonal. Fry them gently in butter, well seasoned and with a sprinkling of either fresh chillies or crushed chillies.


Slice them, then boil briefly till only just tender (won't take long), drain and let them steam dry. Make a cheese sauce with 300ml double cream and as much grated mature cheddar as you like, along with freshly ground black pepper and the juice of half a lemon.

Annandale Sat 10-Nov-18 18:52:05

Loving all these thank you!

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BIWI Sat 10-Nov-18 18:52:11

... sauce should be heated till the cheese melts, obviously!

PickAChew Sat 10-Nov-18 18:52:40

In a pan, sliced, with a knob of butter and a splash of water so they don't catch, lots of pepper and lid on the pan. Moderate heat and stir regularly until tender and no longer squeaky.

Wavyheaded Sat 10-Nov-18 19:05:46

I slice them and put them into stir fry, along with broccoli & mushrooms. They add a slight 'sweetness' to the spicy, which is lovely.

BIWI Sat 10-Nov-18 19:18:05

Oh, I also sometimes pan-fry them with sliced red peppers too.

picklemepopcorn Sat 10-Nov-18 19:35:23

Slice them finely, cook gently with a splash of apple juice and a knob of butter until they are very soft and sweet.

cucumbergin Sat 10-Nov-18 19:40:34

Like picklemepopcorn's description, but using a splash of white wine instead of apple juice. Basically gently fry with butter till they start softening, splash of white wine, stick lid on the pan & turn heat right down & leave them for ten mins.

pastabest Sat 10-Nov-18 20:17:12

Sliced and fried in butter for about 6mins mixed in with finely sliced cabbage and a few frozen peas.

For lamb I would probably also add a cheeky teaspoon of mint for a minted green veg medley.

Bluesheep8 Sun 11-Nov-18 12:00:09

My mum used to do them whole with a tomato and garlicky sauce. I think she must've par boiled them first then put them in a frying pan with really reduced tinned tomatoes and garlic. They were lovely. I think it might have been called leeks provencale?

happysunr1se Sun 11-Nov-18 13:40:31

I like them as a side dish with Chinese meals.

I sweat them until soft with butter, rice wine, white pepper, Chinese rehydrated mushrooms (which have a really nice squishy meaty texture) and sweet chestnuts. I add a big slice of fresh ginger that I remove after cooking too.

Annandale Sun 11-Nov-18 15:20:22

Thank you all so much - I did one of the pan recipes cooked with butter, they were lovely!

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Dhalandchips Sun 11-Nov-18 15:25:53

Fey in butter then add a load of cream ..creamy leeks heaven!

Dhalandchips Sun 11-Nov-18 15:26:16


IHaveBrilloHair Sun 11-Nov-18 15:27:53

I love leeks and never have them as Dd is not a fan, but I'm going to be trying out some of these recipes just for me.

Runnynosehunny Sun 11-Nov-18 15:31:13

Just eaten some panfried with butter with my roast lamb. They were yummy!

GrannyHaddock Sun 11-Nov-18 21:57:52

Nobody mentioned washing leeks first to remove soil between the layers. I always slit them lengthways, rinse, and then slice, but I would not end up with whole leeks or chunks.

Missythecat Sun 11-Nov-18 22:02:39

Best way is with pork cheeks and slow braised with stock in the oven. Delicious.

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