How do you thinly slice leeks?


  1. Using a large chef’s knife, slice off the root end of the leek.
  2. Slice off the tough green top.
  3. Slice the leek in half lengthwise.
  4. Place both halves cut side down, then use a circular motion to cut the leek into thin half moons.
  5. Leeks generally have quite a bit of sand and dirt between the layers.

What part of a leek do you use?

Mostly just the white and light green parts are eaten, though the darker green parts have plenty of flavor and can either be cooked longer to tenderize them, or used when making homemade soup stock.

How do you clean and slice leeks?


  1. Thoroughly rinse your leeks and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. With a sharp knife, remove the dark green leaf end and discard or save for soup or stew stock.
  3. Thinly slice the leek into rings and discard the root end.
  4. Submerge the sliced leeks in a bowl of cold water.

What do leeks taste like?

Leeks are alliums, so they’re related to garlic, chives, shallots, and onions. Tasting them, you can tell. They have a sweet, oniony flavor that adds depth to soups, stews, pastas, and more!

Are scallions and leeks the same?

Species: Leeks and green onions both belong to the same genus, but they are different species. Size: Scallions are much smaller than leeks and are usually sold in bunches. Thickness: With a thick base that moves into flat leaves at the top, leeks look a great deal like green onions, though they are thicker.

What recipes can I make with leeks?

Leek recipes

  1. Curried leek and potato hash with fried eggs.
  2. Buttered leeks with pangritata.
  3. Chicken and leek pie.
  4. Leek and potato soup with frizzled leeks.
  5. Blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs.
  6. Leek, pea and spinach soup.
  7. Healthy chicken and leek pie.
  8. Homity leek pie.

What is a thin slice called?

Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for THIN SLICE [shaving]