Sautéed Leeks with Lemon

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Leeks…..you either love them or you hate them. They are a cross between garlic and onions. We picked fresh Leeks from our garden today which is a new vegetable for us to grow. I personally don’t like Leeks myself but my husband is obsessed with onions and decided to grow them this year. We decided on a simple recipe first, Sautéed Leeks with Lemon. This is a quick and easy way to fix them and this way my husband can see if he likes them without spending a long time making something fancy. Leeks are best when added with other vegetables and great in things like fried rice or soup. If you are a true lover of leeks you can eat them like this right out of the bowl.

 

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Ingredients

 

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Add oil, garlic and sugar to a frying

pan over medium low heat.

 

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Cook until the garlic is a light

brown about 3-5 minutes.

 

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Add the chopped leeks and cook until

lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

 

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Drizzle the lemon juice over the leeks.

Salt and pepper to taste.

 

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Cover the pan and cook over low heat for

15 – 20 minutes or until the leeks are tender then serve.

 

Sautéed Leeks with Lemon

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Ingredients

  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lb. leeks, chopped finely using only the white part
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbl lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a medium frying pan over medium low heat add the oil, garlic and sugar.
  2. Cook until the garlic is a light brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped leeks and cook until lightly brown, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drizzle the lemon juice over the leeks.
  5. Salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes or until the leeks are tender.
  7. Eat as is or add to other recipes and vegetables in place of onions.

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32 Comments »

  1. We love leeks. I don’t grow them as they’re plentiful at our farmers markets and a little too fussy. I do grown potatoes so we make leek potato soup with chicken bone broth. Fresh leeks and fresh potatoes are almost as good as chocolate. 🙂

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    • That is awesome!!If you can try a raised bed garden. That’s what we have. My husband made squares about 4’ x 4’ and filled it with dirt, dried manure, peat moss (not sure what else) and it was a fabulous year! Read up on line about how much of each to add. Raised beds keep the excess rain from destroying the roots.

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