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How To Use The Dark Green Part of Leek

The dark green part of the leek is often discarded because it is usually quite tough.

You can however give it a second life in the kitchen, not only does it not go to waste, but you get something tasteful too.

A super easy way to use the green leaves is to put them in vegetable stock with the other vegetables.

Another way is to cut them up and add them to a vegetable soup.

Boil the green part until tender and then add it to beaten eggs to make an omelette.

Also, if you cut the dark green part of the leek into very thin strips, you can flour them lightly and then dip them in hot oil to make crispy chips.

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8 Comments

  1. This is a great tip. I keep vegetable odds and ends in a bag in the freezer to use in my homemade stocks and it helps add so much flavor.

  2. I never thought about to use the dark green part of the leeks, but these all sound like great ideas. Can’t wait to give these ideas a try.

  3. Oh I never knew how to use the dark green part, so thank you for sharing! Gonna have to test out some new recipes!

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