Simmered Leeks

Simmered Leeks created 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 recipe #100417 - or you can add cabbage to this recipe to combine them!)

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  • Carefully clean leeks; cut off the stemmy bottoms and the dark green leaves, so you end up with with white and light green parts only (dirt can get in between the leaves, so wash them out well).
  • Cut leeks lengthwise in quarters, then into about 1-inch squares.
  • Heat oil in heavy wide saucepan or saute pan; add leeks, salt, pepper, and stir over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add broth and bring to boil, cover and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring often, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until leeks are tender.
  • Raise heat to medium, uncover and let juices reduce to about half.
  • Be careful not to let burn.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, serve hot.
  • Makes about 2-4 servings, depending on what you're using them for.
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"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 recipe #100417 - or you can add cabbage to this recipe to combine them!)"
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  1. Dixie from Kansas
    We really liked this. Would have again. I used bacon grease. I know but...
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  2. Hot Pepper
    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.
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  3. ScottAtlanta
    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!
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  4. julipires
    Very simple, so delicious! I served it on a bed of spaghetti pasta with some grated Parmesan on the top. Marvelous!
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  5. Bergy
    Simmered Leeks Created by Bergy
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