April 25, 2012

Cleaning Wild Leeks

Over the weekend, Dad & the Bup went leek digging. Mom & I walked down to check it out & saw a lot of nice wildflowers, but we let them do the digging & cleaning.

Also called ramps, these little leeks are way different than the ones you buy in the store. They're very pungent & full of flavor. We usually eat them whole, either sauteed or grilled (see pic here). I've also had them in soups, similar to how you'd use regular leeks. Mom made a leek broth with the leaves & it added some great flavor to the potato & mushroom soup that she used it in.

Once they dug them up, they washed off the dirt & then trimmed away the roots & leaves. Then they're ready for eating or storing in the fridge for a few days.

I'm hoping to have a recipe up for you soon, in case you ever have the chance to go leek hunting. They're delicious!


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