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.
- 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.
- Using a knife, start to slice the leek from the top towards the root
- Slit the leek one more time, to cut it into quarters lengthways.
- 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: