Let's boil leek

Photo: Liz West – CC BY 2.0 | cropped to a square


Immediately before cooking leek thoroughly wash under cold water and cut away the hardened ends of the leaves.


Leek put a small amount of cold water, if we want it to its taste and aroma passed into broth (eg. Cooking soup). If we cook leek as a separate dish, throw it into boiling water - thanks to retain most of their juices. Leeks cook for 10 minutes. Time start to count from the time of re-boil water. Immediately after setting with salt (approx. 2 teaspoons to 1 liter of water). It is also slightly sweetened (approx. 1 teaspoon per 1 liter of water). Boil under cover - this shortens the processing time and reduces the loss of vitamins. To see if the pores are already cooked, you can stick a fork or a knife. If it falls softly, they are ready.


After cooking, drain leek. After boiling water containing nutrients can be used for sauces, soups, etc.


Serve drizzled with oil and sprinkled with zrumienionymi oven or dry frying pan bran. We serve as an addition to dishes of meat, eggs and fish.

Bon appétit!