Fried Leeks with Bacon

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Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Leeks can be fried and served as a vegetable, but they must be cooked gently. With bacon added, they taste very good and can be served along with sausages, fried eggs or chops, or used as a filling for an omelette.


  • 450 g/1 lb leeks
  • 50 g/2 o


Trim away the root and the green part of the leeks down to about 2.5 cm (1 in) from the white stem. Split open and wash well, then shred coarsely. Trim and chop the bacon rashers.

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