Buttered leeks

Buttered leeks

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(17 ratings)

Ready in 25-35 minutes

Easy

Serves 8
A Scottish favourite, this is one of the best ways to cook leeks – slowly and gently in their own juice

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal81
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.13g
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Ingredients

  • 1.8kg leek, trimmed
    Leeks

    Leek

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    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 50g butter, plus extra for serving
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • thyme leaves for garnish

Method

  1. The day before you want to serve this dish, cut the leeks from top to root and wash thoroughly under cold running water. Thinly slice them on the diagonal and put into plastic bags and chill until ready to cook.

  2. To serve, put a large pan over a medium heat, add the butter and let it melt over the base of the pan. Add the leeks and plenty of seasoning and stir to coat in the butter. Turn the heat down to low, cover the pan and cook the leeks gently for about 15 minutes, stirring half way through until they are tender. Serve with extra butter and a sprinkling of thyme leaves.

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