Leeks | Cleaning, Cutting, & Cooking
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.
Choose leeks that are roughtly one inch thick in diameter.
Choose Leeks with long white and pale green shaft.
Throughly was leeks before cutting. They can be full of soil.
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.