Buttered Leeks

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Tisme

A lovely side dish from our family cookbook. Sometimes the simple things are the best!

Top Review by Chef hardyhar

Easy to prepare and quite flavorful. I am not particulary practiced at preparing leeks although we enjoy the flavor. Cut lengthwise and served same made for an uncomfortable mouthful, but this could be my inexperience. Shall happily prepare again, yet next time must cut leeks in another way. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 leeks, washed and trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
  • seasoning


  1. Lightly saute the onion and garlic in a little of the butter until onion mix has softened.
  2. Place the leeks into salted, boiling water, reduce the heat to simmer and cook 2-3 minutes. Drain the leeek and refresh in icy cold water.
  3. Place the leek in a greased shallow casserole dish, dot with the butter and sprinkle with seasoning. Cover with lid or foil and cook at 180c for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

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