Shredded leeks – how to shred a leek
This cooking skills shows how to cut shredded leeks. Leeks are another great stalwart of the kitchen and you will find leeks in many recipes, such as stocks, soups and sauces.
Cutting shredded leeks
- 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
- Place the leek onto the chopping board. Using a knife, start to slice the leek from the top towards the root. Cut the shredded leeks as thick or as fine 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 preparing shredded leeks, why not try some of the following great tasting recipes using leeks?