How to Cut Leeks

Learn how to cut leeks, along with tips for buying, washing, and using them. Add these versatile vegetables to soups, quiche, and your favorite recipes for depth and flavor.



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Step 1:

Place the leek on a cutting board. Using a large chef's knife, cut off the leaves, right where the light green begins to darken.


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Step 2:

Cut off the bottom stub, just above the roots. Discard the leaves and bottom; you’ll only be working with the middle light green and white part.

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Step 3:

Cut to your preferred shape and size.

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Place the cut leeks in a strainer. Wash under running water, shaking the leeks with your fingers to remove debris.

Step 4:

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