Buttered Leeks

tender and flavorful
Tender and flavorful
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4 lbs, 1.8 kg Leek trimmed
3 ½ tbsp, 50 g Butter plus more for serving
Thyme leaves, for garnish

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Buttered Leeks


Supremely tender and flavorful, these Buttered Leeks use just three ingredients and are sure to be loved by all. This dish requires some advance planning, but the glorious results are well worth it.   

The day before you plan to serve this dish, trim off the leek roots and tops (save them and use them to make your own homemade vegetable stock). Rinse the prepared leeks thoroughly under cold running water. Thinly slice them on the bias into bite-sized pieces and place them into plastic bags. Chill until you are ready to cook. Melt a few pats of butter in a large pan. Add the leeks and season with salt to taste. Cover and cook gently, stirring halfway through, until the leeks are tender. Enjoy with extra butter and a sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves. Super simple yet so much flavor! 

To make the Buttered Leeks, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Buttered Leeks


Prepare leeks


Wash the leeks and trim off the roots and tops. Rinse the leeks thoroughly under cold running water and pat dry. Thinly slice the leks on the bias into bite-sized pieces and place them into plastic bags. Chill until you are ready to cook.


Melt butter

In a large pan over medium heat, melt 3 ½ tablespoons butter.


Cook leeks


Add the leeks and salt to taste and stir to coat. Reduce the heat to low. Cook gently, covered, for about 15 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the leeks are tender.



Serve hot with extra butter on top and a sprinkling of thyme leaves.

Give these tender and flavorful Buttered Leeks a go - they are always a favorite in my household and are super simple to prepare with just three ingredients. If you enjoy this recipe, please share it using the hashtag #cookmerecipes on Instagram, and don’t forget to leave a comment.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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I made it for our dinner, that was sensational served with chicken. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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