Buttered Leeks

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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Many people dislike leeks, I think possibly because they have only had them boiled. Try them this way – they are meltingly tender and mild in flavour.


  • 4 medium-sized leeks
  • 45 g butter
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


Cut off the dark green leaves from the top of the leeks (wash and add to the stock pot or use for making green leek soup). Slit the leeks about halfway down the centre and wash well under cold running water. Slice into 7mm rounds. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan; when it foams, add the sliced leeks and toss gently to coat with butter. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and add the w