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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Food Chain/Leeks?


I'll admit it. Until yesterday I had never bought Leeks.  But they looked so good. Giant green onions begging me to take them home.  Ok, you bought Leeks, now what?  I trimmed them down to  just below the darkest green and  coarsely diced them up. A little olive oil in my favorite cast iron skillet, and in they went along with a couple small sweet peppers and a little home made beef stock. A little salt and black pepper as well. This was three Leeks. It simmered for about 15 minutes on low heat.

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I diced 4 russet potatos  and boiled them until they were fork tender, as well as chopped and browned a couple pieces of bacon.

Everybody in the pool, along with a cup of milk.

Then a handful of grated cheddar cheese, and a little tangy asiago cheese over that.  I also added a couple tablespoons of sour cream. 

A little more stock and let it simmer for about 15 minutes being careful to not smunch up the potato chunks.

The leeks are very mild. Distinct but not sharp like a green onion.  This could be a great cool cloudy day soup, or even served cold on a hot summer day, but I put it alongside a burger. 

I WILL be buying more Leeks.  I think next time I'm going to crosscut them thinly and throw them into a jar with the juice that's left after the pickles are gone, and after a couple days work them into some kind of slaw.  I love new toys.  BTW, I've been trying something different with burgers lately. Add the condiments, for me it's BBQ sauce and spicy brown mustard,  on the grill then cover them with the cheese. NUM NUM!

1 comment:

Marla said...

Looks yummy... and I'm not even a leek person. :)

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