Butter Steamed Leeks

leeks steamed

Serves 2

Just recently Loraine and I discovered the excellent natural flavor of butter steamed* fresh leeks. Although we had used leeks in soups and other dishes as a replacement or to augment onions, we had never actually had them as a vegetable side dish.

*Note: I call the cooking method steamed, but I'm not sure that steamed is technically correct. The leeks are not boiled because they are not completely immersed in water, but some of the sliced leeks are in the buttered water.

The recipe is so simple, it's almost embarrassing to call it a recipe.



  1. Bring 200 ml of water, the butter and salt to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the sliced leeks, cover and cook for 7 minutes.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the leeks to a plate.

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