Uses for leftover leek leaves

Uses for leftover leek leaves | ecogreenlove

I set out to find out how to use the leaves and found they can be used in a variety of delicious ways.

Uses for leftover leek leaves | ecogreenlove

  1. Julienne (long thin strips) and deep-fry them in a tempura like batter. Crumble them and use them as a topping on soups and salads, like bacon bits. (via Thrifty Fun)
  2. Freeze them to add when you’re making soup stock.
  3. Enclose herbs in a green leek blade and tie into a packet for a bouquet garni. (via Vegetable Gardener)
  4. Add them to a stir-fry. The tough green leaves can withstand the high heat of this method, but must be stirred constantly and cooked briefly. (via Vegetable a Month)
  5. Use them as a “rack” under roasted meat or chicken. It adds a little flavor to the drippings and raises the meat slightly from the pan. Discard them before using the drippings for gravy. (via Serious Eats)
  6. Add them to the bottom of a bamboo steamer to impart flavor to lean fish and chicken. (via
  7. Use to make a Leek Tart.

Source via Mother Nature Network

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