Shredded leeks

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

  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.
  2. 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
  3. 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?

Shredded 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

Shredded leeks - 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