Waste not, want not… how to clean a leek

Leeks are a fabulous vegetable with such intense flavour but they are often still covered in the soil they’re grown in. This is a quick way of cleaning them and using as much of them as you can.

Top and tail the leek like so…

A-leek-001When you’ve done that, slice the leek lengthways and then chop the two halves into half inch lengths. Fill a basin or bowl of cold water and chuck the semi-circular slices in there. A little agitation and a little gentle cleaning with your fingers and all the grit will sink to the bottom, leaving the slices ready for your recipe.

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