BUTTERED LEEKS

Ellen Bales

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I have recently fallen in love with leeks. Every time I see a new way to prepare them, I am on it! This recipe is perhaps the simplest way of all, and I love it!
Recipe: The Country Cooking of Ireland
Photo: bbcgoodfood.com


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Serves:

4-8

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 medium
leeks
1/2 c
butter plus more for serving
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Thoroughly wash leeks. Trim to leave approximately as much green as there is white. Cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces.
2
Place leeks and butter into a large saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until leeks are tender but not mushy.
3
Drain and season to taste with salt and pepper. Melt a pat or two of additional butter over hot leeks, if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids