So when we were in Paris over Christmas, we discovered the most amazing vegetable – the leek. Now, we had had leeks in dishes or soups before, but they never really stood out to us. Until. One of the best side dishes ever. Plain old creamed leeks. Nothing fancy, just absolutely delicious. We’ve tried to make them at home and this is the closest we’ve gotten to the true French dish.
If you’ve never had leeks before, they’re in the same family as onions and garlic and are very mild in flavor. Because they have so many leaves and layers, use this video to learn how to properly clean and chop a leek. Trust us – it’s not hard and it’s totally worth it.
Simple French cuisine!
- Servings – 3-4
- Prep time – 5 minutes
- Cook time – 10 minutes
- 2 leeks
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup half and half
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan (optional but totally worth it)
- Salt and pepper
1. Clean and chop your leeks. Watch the video (linked above) if you’ve never done this.
2. In a non-stick pan, melt your butter over medium heat. Add the leaks, water, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the leeks are soft.
3. Stir in the cream and parmesan and cook for another minute or so to let everything come together. If you want the sauce to be thicker, cook for longer.
4. Serve and enjoy!