By Julesong on June 14, 2002
Photo by Bergy
Photo by Bergy
"This is my favorite way to prepare leeks. You can eat it by itself or use as a topping for steak, chicken, or fish, and you can also add sliced mushrooms! Either way, it's a delicious addition to dinner. (The companion recipe to this one is Simmered Cabbage - or you can add cabbage to this recipe to combine them!)"
Serving Size: 1 (351 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"Very simple, so delicious! I served it on a bed of spaghetti pasta with some grated Parmesan on the top. Marvelous!"
"Oh, how I love leeks! This is a perfect, simple way to prepare them without having them take a backseat to some other vegetable. I used a rich chicken stock for this (so I only used 1 tbsp of butter) and the end result was incredible. Thanx for sharing!"
"I've made this a few times now, and my husband loves it. It's a great, easy dish. Leeks have a wonderful buttery flavor on their own, so you don't need to use butter, I used some evoo instead. Tastes great!"
"This is our first time cooking & eating Leeks....We like them! This is a yummy & easy recipe. Thanks!"
"Delicious! This is only my second time preparing leeks and it was AMAZING! I only had 2 large leeks so I added half of my small cabbage (left over from saint pat's day =) and an onion because onions are good in anything. I just used water instead of stock because I didn't have salt free, and I served it over a cozy bed of rice and lentils. Delicious."
"Fast,easy and got rid of the left over leeks.It was very delicious and will be made again in the near future. Thanks."
"My husband thinks he doesn't like leeks, but I sort of "forced" him into it, when I made them as a side dish, and didn't give him a choice! Well.....needles to say, he is now a fan of them! Yay for this recipe! My kids are a bit harder of a sell. My oldest is pretty open-minded, and figured if Mom made them, they must be good. He was pleased as well! I'll work on the other 5, and in time, I'll have the whole bunch being "Leek Lovers"! Thanks for posting an easy, yet tasty way to prepare this yummy veggie!"
"I had never had/made leeks before but my husband loves them so I vowed to try. We both loved this recipe. The only thing I did wrong was to use regular (not low sodium) chicken broth because it was all I had. It was way too salty, so next time I will make sure to use the right kind. I served this over rice. Thanks so much."
"We really liked this. Would have again. I used bacon grease. I know but..."
"Yum! Great side to Asian Salmon- TigerJo recipe #103469. Next time I'll make a double batch (it went fast). I used olive oil with just a pat of butter, just enough to give it the butter taste. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe."
"After reading this recipe I thought, 'wow, leeks must be a very unflavorful and tuff weed if they need that much boiling and flavoring..." Then I read someone's review about their "naturally buttery flavor"....so I just stir fried them in olive oil, salt & pepper with cabbage as you suggested...Tender, delicious with 0 cholesterol!! But thanks for the ideas for broth to amp up the flavor if needed one day!"
"Simple easy recipe that fills the bill. I enjoy leeks and served these with Walnut chicken, steamed carrots and rice. The chicken stock and the bit of butter enriched the leek flavor . I had a half onion in the fridge so I chopped that up and added it to the leeks Thanks Julesong for another leek recipe that I will continue to enjoy.
Made again and loved it just as much"
"Yum! Added mushrooms and topped with mozzarella cheese. Delicious!"
"I had leeks, cabbage and half an onion to use up so I cooked them all together using this method. It was very tasty thanks!"
"We love leeks and this is a delicious recipe. And it is ultra-easy to make. As suggested, I added sliced mushrooms (four large), which was a perfect addition. Because of the mushrooms, I started with an extra tablespoon of butter, which worked well. One word of caution. We are salt lovers, but found the recipe, as written, too salty. In future, I'll add only 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Julesong, thanks for an awesome dish...and a real keeper."
"Received some leeks from a farmer friend of mine...not knowing what to do with them, came upon this wonderful recipe. Easy, and delicious...made for a great side dish."
"Such a fantasic side to a dish with a delicate taste. Perfect for a main course that you want to accent - rather than risk competing with."
"Halved the recipe for three of us. We all enjoyed it! This is a "keeper"."
"Great recipe! I had leeks but no potatoes and went searching for a way to use them...boy am I glad I found this entry! Very simple, the color stayed nice and fresh, and it was a terrific change of pace from the usual sauteed onions. I think it would be wonderful over Mirj's Grilled Portobello Mushrooms (#38663), too...can't wait to plan a whole menu around the combo. For the 'season to taste' step, I added garlic, rosemary, and a splash of sherry - will definitely repeat that combo next time. I also think it would be super-easy to make vegan with veg broth and olive oil, yum! Thanks!"