What part of the leek do you use when cooking?

Can you eat the green part of a leek?

So look out for leeks with their tops intact: they are as flavourful, if not more so, than the white part. The tougher green leaves need to be finely sliced across the grain, but other than that, they can be used in much the same way as the rest of this fabulous vegetable.

Do you use the tops of leeks?

We traditionally trim the green tops off leeks and throw them away, but the thick leaves are perfectly edible and have just as much if not more flavour than the milder, pale end. Of course, green tops of leeks can be fed to your rabbit or composted, but they are far too delicious not to use in your everyday cooking.

Can you eat leek raw?

Leeks are sweeter and milder than onions and can be eaten raw. If cooking, wash before steaming, boiling, or pan-frying. Any recipe that calls for onions can be easily replaced by leeks.

Do leeks and green onions taste the same?

Leeks look like overgrown green onions, but have a milder, more delicate flavor than onions. The white base and green stalk are used for cooking in creamy soups, fresh, stocks and more.

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