Posted by: Joan Spiller | May 14, 2011

Melted Leeks – Recipe

‘Creamy leeks’ is so last year – they’re now to be known as melted, dahlinks!

Leeks aren’t really a cheap vegetable to eat, when you think they can cost upwards of $2 each and once cooked: you can easily consume 1 or 2 in a sitting! But they’re so good, it’s just got to be done now and then ..

To serve 2 people a side of melted leeks you will need:

3 large leeks – sliced
1 clove garlic – whole (peeled)
1T butter and 1t rice bran oil
salt and pepper to taste (don’t omit!)
3T runny cream

Wash the leeks. Discard the coarse greenery at the top of the leek. I tend to leave an inch of green at the most..

Then slice lengthways before cutting into 1cm rounds.

Heat the butter and oil and pop in the whole garlic clove. This melts too but by leaving it whole, it doesn’t burn and go bitter. 

Add the leeks, season with salt and pepper then cook on a low to medium heat, we do not want colour – we’re ‘melting’ them. Put a lid on the pot and stir every few minutes..

Once they are softened down and look glassy, add the runny cream .. reduce the heat – leave the lid off and cook for a further 5 mins and voila, they’re ready.



  1. YuM!


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