How to cut Leeks
3 ways to cut leeks, rings, slices and sticks. rings are great in minestrone soups, slices in a quiche and sticks in salads and stir fries.
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Trim the leek root end off and the tough dark green stem. Cut only the fibrous part, and keep the edible softer parts of your leek.
Discard damaged outer layer too.
Cut into your leek lengthwise into the dark green leaves so to create a cross design. This is to wash out the mud from within the leek. Cut as deep as need be if you still see mud.
Rinse your leek to get rid of impurities and pat dry to soak in excess water.
Cut your leek crosswise into 3 manageable pieces.
To cut leek into rings
Take a leek piece and slice to create full shaped rings.
To cut leek slices
Take the green parts of your leek or cut your leek piece into two pieces lengthwise.
Slice to create smaller pieces (please watch video).
To cut leek sticks
Take a leek piece to hand, cut into two lengthwise.
Take one of the two and flatten it slightly.
Slice thin strips lengthwise of the leek to create sticks.
Use the leek pieces further in a recipe or store in the fridge or freezer for further use (see post for storing options)
How to cut Leeks https://www.masalaherb.com/how-to-cut-leeks/ October 28, 2019