How To Cook Leeks?


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Leeks should be cleaned well because the soil can gather between the leaves and on the stem. The leaves of leeks are edible but have a less pleasant taste compared to the stalk. While you want to cook whole leeks, cut lengthwise from 1" below where the leaves become green to the top. It is important to separate the leaves apart and wash it in water to flush out any debris or soil. If you are cooked sliced or chopped leeks, follow the direction in the recipe.

Cooks leeks till they turn somewhat tender. Overcooking can cause them to become slimy and soft. Slightly penetrate the base of the leek with the tip of a pointed knife because they continue to cook even after being removed from the source of heat.

For sliced leeks, use a microwave oven because whole leeks do not cook evenly. Add about two teaspoons of water to the leeks in a microwave dish and cook on the highest option for about 5-7 minutes, stirring in the middle of the cooking procedure. You can also cook leeks through steaming. In a steamier basket, cook for 10 to 15 minutes for whole and 5 minutes or less for leeks that are cut or sliced.

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