Leeks With Mustard Dressing

Total Time
5 mins
15 mins

This recipe comes from 500 ALL-TIME GREAT RECIPES cookbook I recently received from my partner in the current Cookbook Swap! A note is made that if you can find the tender, baby (pencil thin) leeks, use 16 of them for this recipe!

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  1. Steam leeks over a saucepan of boiling water until they are just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, stir together mustard & vinegar.
  3. Cut egg in half lengthwise & scoop egg yolk into the bowl & mash it thoroughly into the mustard mixture, using a fork.
  4. Gradually work in the oil to make a smooth sauce, then season to taste with salt & pepper.
  5. Life leeks out of steamer & place on several layers of paper towels, then cover them with more paper towels & pat dry.
  6. Transfer leeks to serving dish while still warm.
  7. Spoon dressing over them & let cool.
  8. Finely chop egg white using a large sharp knife, then mix with chopped fresh parsley & scatter over the leeks.
  9. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
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4 5

Tasty leeks! I only added 3 tbs of oil, so the dressing was less runny and more concentrated.

5 5

Great side-dish that could so easily grab centre-stage :) and would certainly complement many other dishes from meat dishes to pasta! I used regular-sized leeks, halved lengthways, then halved - again lengthways. Delicious dressing! My only additions were some fresh thyme and slivered almonds in step 8 which satisfied my need for some textural variation. Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. Made for Gimme 5!

5 5

The dressing is great! This comes together quickly, and is really good. I also made this for only one leek, and it turned out great. I made this for 123 Hits Tag!