Monday, March 24, 2014

How To Clean and Chop Leeks

Step 1: Chop off most of the green end, leaving about 3 inches of green still attached. You can rinse the green you chopped off, and use it for a stock or a broth, or you can discard it.

Step 2: Slice length wise, down to about an inch from the root. Do not remove the root yet, it helps keep things together, while chopping.

Step 3: Rotate and slice again, dividing the leek into quarters, like this.

Step 4: Rinse, pulling back sections and getting out any trapped dirt.

Step 5: Slice as thinly as preferred for the recipe, up to about 1/2 inch from the root. Discard the root. 

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