Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Caramelized Leeks

Leeks are delicious in so many recipes.  However, this one showcases the leek.  I love this served over some hot gluten free pasta.  Try it I think that you will love it too!

Caramelized Leeks

4 cups of sliced leeks (approximately 2 medium leeks)
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs blue bonnet light margarine
1/2 tbs brown sugar, packed
salt and pepper to taste

Clean the leeks well being sure to wash between each leaf.
Slice into half moon shapes.
Heat the margarine and olive oil over low heat.
Add the sliced leeks.
Cook for 10 minutes over low heat until the leeks begin to soften.
Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top and allow to melt for a few minutes without stirring.
Continue cooking over low heat until the leeks are tender - about 15 to 30 minutes.
Turn the heat up and caramelize the leeks.  Be careful not to burn them during this step.
If your leeks begin to stick during the cooking process just add a little water.


  1. These sound great! Don't think I have ever prepared leeks and definitely not like this! Caramelized leeks are on my must prepare list, thanks :)


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