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HOW TO CLEAN AND CUT LEEKS
are a wonderful and versatile allium vegetable with a sweet, delicate,
mild onion flavor
. They are a savory addition to many recipes - here's how to clean and cut them!
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First, cut the stringy root end of a leek off.
Cut the dark green top off - it's generally too tough to cook with. Reserve it for vegetable stock.
Cut the leek in half lengthwise.
You can run the leek under water like this, or proceed to the next method...
Slice the leek halves in thin slices, depending on how you'll use them.
Transfer the slices to a bowl of cold water.
"Scrub" the leeks in the water to remove any stuck dirt or sand between the layers.
Strain, rinse, and enjoy!
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