Clean a Leek like a Cooking Geek! Let your LEEK FLAG FLY!

Yeah, its one of those days… you know, the ones where one is so tired from lack of sleep that delirium has kicked in and rhyming is suddenly so funny. NO? Just me? Ok, well… moving on… Clean a Leek like me!

These bright green, onion-ey/garlicky (not words, I know), fragrant vegetables add a creative and different flavor to many dishes. Swap them out when using white onions and you’ll get a much more subtle aromatic effect, while adding a gorgeous color.

Leeks are grown in a sandy soil which works its way into its layers. So, you can either have your food with a little extra gritty crunch, or just follow these SUPER simple steps. The choice is yours. Ha Ha!

Step 1

Thinly slice your leeks going into the "green part" of the stalk up until it gets super tough. Drop your slices into a bowl. Make sure there is about 2 inches room on top of them.
Thinly slice your leeks going only slightly into the “dark green part” of the stalk, up until it gets super tough. Drop your slices into a bowl. Make sure there is about 2 inches room on top of them.

Step 2

Fill your bowl with cold water.
Fill your bowl with cold water, almost to the top.
Using your fingers, break ip the layers and give the bowl a little shuffle. Let sit on the counter for about 10 mins. Then, using a slotted spoon, scoop out your leeks. You'll see that all the sediment fell to the bottom of the bowl.
Using your fingers, break up the layers and give the water a little shuffle. Let the bowl sit on the counter for about 10 mins. Then, using a slotted spoon (or your hands if you are like me), scoop out your leeks. You’ll see that all the sediment fell to the bottom of the bowl.

Now go! Let your LEEK FLAG FLY!

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