Members of the onion family (allium), leeks share a lineage with other kitchen superstars like shallots, garlic, chives, and scallions. Light and some-what sweet, leeks have a delicate flavor found in no other allium. *Before using, it is essential to fully clean out the leeks layers as dirt, sand, and grit will most always hitch a ride. A thorough rense under the faucet should get the job done.

Tip #1
Choose leeks that are roughtly one inch thick in diameter.
Tip #2
Choose Leeks with long white and pale green shaft.
Tip #3
Throughly was leeks before cutting. They can be full of soil.

Rounds

Condensed Version:
An end result with the least amount of cuts.
Start with a fresh leek. Remove the dark green fiberous top as well as the root end. Slice to desired thickness.


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Remove both the dark green top and the root end.
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Sliced to desired thickness.

Half Moons

Condensed Version:
One step further than the full rounds.
Start with a fresh leek. Remove the dark green fiberous top as well as the root end. Half leek length-wise. Slice to desired thickness.


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Remove both the dark green top and the root end.
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Half leek length-wise.
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Place on flat sides, slice to desired thickness.

Sliced

Condensed Version:
Building on top of the previous cut. Instead of cutting half moon shapes, make a series of paralled cuts (the length of the leek) to form slices.


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Remove both the dark green top and the root end.
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Half leek length-wise.
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Make parallel cuts down the length of the leek.

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