The edible portions of the Leek are the white onion base and light green stalk. The onion-like layers form around a core. The tender core may be eaten, but as the leek ages the core becomes woody. Leeks are an essential ingredient of cock-a-leekie and vichyssoise. They can also be used raw in salads, doing especially well when they are the prime ingredient.
If leeks are to be added to a dryish dish, par-boil them for 4 minutes first, otherwise they are likely to be too dry.
How much does one cup of leeks weigh?
Estimated US cup to weight equivalents:
|Leeks||raw - chopped||
|90 grams||3.5 ounces|
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