Creamed leeks (mf)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
12 \N Firm fresh leeks; 1\" diameter
4 tablespoons Butter
½ cup Chicken broth
\N \N Heavy cream to taste
\N \N Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cut off roots of the leeks and peel off any withered leaves. Cut off 2 inches from green tops. With a sharp knife slit the green parts in half lengthwise stopping an inch from root end. Make another slit, lengthwise and perpendicular. Spread leaves apart an rinse them under running water, carefully looking out for hidden grit. Cut leeks crosswise into 1½-inch lengths.

Heat butter in a saucepan and add the leeks. Toss to combine them with the butter. Add the broth, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until completely tender. You may do the recipe 2 to 3 days in advance up to this point. Over medium heat, evaporate the liquid from the leeks and when they are totally dry add heavy cream, starting with ¼ cup or so and simmer, stirring continuously until the cream has been absorbed by the leeks. Add ¼ cup more and repeat if you wish. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Copyright, 1996, TV FOOD NETWORK, G.P., All Rights Reserved

NOTES : The Leeks in this dish taste almost like asparagus. This is delicious.

Recipe by: COOKING MONDAY TO FRIDAY SHOW #MF6765 Posted to KitMailbox Digest by Roberta Banghart <bobbi744@...> on Jan 19, 1998

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