What are leeks?

Answer According to the University of Wisconsin Department of Horticulture, a leek resembles a green onion, and is a popular cooked vegetable in Europe.TypesPopular types of leeks include varna, splendid,... Read More »

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Uses of Leeks?

Leeks are a vegetable similar in appearance to a large green onion or scallion. Like the onion and garlic, a leek is part of the asparagales alliaceae family of herbaceous perennial flowering plant... Read More »

How to Cut Leeks for Soup?

A winter vegetable from the onion family, leeks are often used for thick soups, stews and other hearty recipes that are meant to warm the body and the spirit. Their flavor is subtle and less bitter... Read More »

Can leeks be frozen?

Leeks can be frozen. To prepare them for freezing, trim the roots and blanch them in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Dip into ice water to cool, dry thoroughly and freeze in plastic freezer bags.... Read More »

What can I use leeks for besides soup?

Leeks are part of the onion family and impart a mild onion flavor to many dishes. You can slice them and eat them raw in salads, or braise or steam them in casseroles and stir fries. Another option... Read More »