Diced leeks

Diced leeks – how to dice a leek

This cooking skill shows how to cut diced leeks.  Leeks are another great stalwart of the kitchen, and you will find leeks in many recipes, such as stocks, soups and sauces.

 

  1. Begin by cutting off any touch green leaves from the top of the leek.  Any discoloured leaves can be removed by puling down and over the root.  Slit the leek from just above the root through to the top and wash it in cold running water, getting into the leaves to remove any soil or grit that may have found their way into them.  Dry well on a clean cloth.
  2. Using a knife, start to slice the leek from the top towards the root
  3. Slit the leek one more time, to cut it into quarters lengthways.
  4. Starting and the top and working towards the root end, cut the diced leeks as large or as small as you require.

Other ways of cutting leeks

The following are different ways of cutting leeks in preparation of using leeks in different recipes:

Recipes using leeks

Now you have seen all there is to know about diced leeks, why not try some of the following great tasting recipes using leeks?

Diced leeks - Saute leek in cream

Saute leek in cream

Pork fillet with saute leek

Pork fillet with saute leek

Cream of cauliflower and horseradish soup

Cream of cauliflower and horseradish soup

Chicken and bacon pie

Chicken and bacon pie

Braised brisket with dumplings

Braised brisket with dumplings

Smoked haddock chowder

Smoked haddock chowder

Tortiglioni with pork fillet medallions

Tortiglioni with pork fillet medallions

Cream of chicken and sweetcorn soup

Cream of chicken and sweetcorn soup

Red lentil and smoked pancetta soup

Red lentil and smoked pancetta soup