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    Poireaux Braises (Braised Leeks)

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    1 hrs

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Bergy's Note:

    Leeks a cousin to the onion make a nice change from your regular beans and carrots.

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    • 4 medium leeks, roots removed, outer leaves & tops removed, washed clean (about 2 1/4 lbs, you should have 6-inch of each leek left)
    • 0.5 (14 ounce) can chicken broth (approx 3/4 cup)
    • salt
    • 1 tablespoon margarine or 1 tablespoon butter


    1. 1
      Cut leeks diagonally into thirds and then diagonally in half to form 6 triangular pieces from each leek.
    2. 2
      Rinse under cold water; drain.
    3. 3
      Melt margarine in a heavy skillet; add leeks.
    4. 4
      Cook until lightly browned, stirring gently, approx 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Stir in the broth cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until golden and the broth has mostly evaporated.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 19, 2004


      Wonderful and easy leek dish. Elegant and down to earth at the same time. I served it with one of my all time favourite sweet potato dishes #15918 - baked sweet potato fries, and halibut steaks broiled, your choice of seasonings. This is a heavenly meal. Thanks, Bergy.

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    • on February 02, 2010


      Once again, I've found one of Bergy's recipes that is GREAT! I subbed olive oil for the margarine and just added 1/4 cup chicken broth to the sauteed leeks before covering and simmering 5-10 min. Seasoned up with a bit of salt and pepper. What an incredibly flavorful dish! Thanks so much Bergy! I'll be keeping my eye out for your recipes. I know I can count on them to be delicious! :)

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    • on September 13, 2009


      Wow! I'm a big fan of leeks and this was a wonderfully quick and flavorful way to prepare them. A nice easy dish to make on the side while your main prepares but tastes like you spent forever on them. Rather than stirring I carefully turned occasionally with tongs to hold them together which I thought made for a nice presentation.

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    Nutritional Facts for Poireaux Braises (Braised Leeks)

    Serving Size: 1 (146 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 88.0
    Calories from Fat 30
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 217.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 3.6 g
    Protein 2.4 g

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