Buttered leeks

Buttered leeks

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(26 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

    lee-k

    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

    butt-err

    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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eeppee
19th Jun, 2011
5.05
This is the first time I've had leeks cooked this way and they were beautiful! Whats more my other half and 21 month old enjoyed them too! Will be doing this one a lot more!
lilmiss_annie
6th May, 2011
5.05
I made this and served it with a breast of chicken and a potato salad.. It was SO good ...
kimkap
29th Mar, 2011
5.05
This side dish was so simple to do and went really well with smoked gammon. Will definitely be doing this again.
donaldsonfranks
3rd Mar, 2011
4.05
love leeks will certainly try
madambuttrfli
23rd Apr, 2010
5.05
Extremely easy to make and taste delicious.
benadam
18th Jun, 2009
5.05
This was very simple and delicious. My husband told me he didn't like leeks but he will eat them now.
julianaiwg
26th May, 2008
4.05
I am always looking for something to do with the green parts of leeks, which many recipes say to cut off and discard, so I tried this. I made a much smaller batch, and added 1 teaspoon of "fond de vollaile" (chicken soup flavoring) for 400 grams of leeks, and it was fantastic! Has been added to the general rotation. Yum!
Munk
12th May, 2008
4.05
I added chopped celery as well at the same time as the leeks. It was good, assuming of course that you like celery and leeks!
aberlorraine
30th Nov, 2007
5.05
truely a simple yet tasty way to serve a seasonal veg

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