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    What shall I do with a large leek?

    I bought a leek this week, have sliced some of it into a soup, but there's still a LOT left.
    Any ideas what I could do with it?

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    Crock pot with stew meat/bones.

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    You can fry it up and use it like onion in anything. they are sorta sweeter and i think yummier. you could do something like a fritata lorraine instead of a quiche lorraine. i used to make pumpkin soup with them too when i had them in the garden and didnt have to buy the organic ones. if you do dairy, steamed leeks with cheese is pretty yummy too.

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    I agree, stew sounds good. What about frying it like chopped onion?
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    I like to saute mine in butter or avocado oil(i have some lime infused - yum!) and serve this as a pasta substitute or just as a side dish with roast meat.

    Yesturday I made a crockpot chicken leg Thai Green Curry and sliced in some leeks for the last hour.

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    Cook until just tender in a little bone broth (well seasoned), then finish with cream/sour cream and serve as a vegie side dish. I LOVE creamed leeks.
    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

    Oscar Wilde

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    Shred, sauté in lots of butter, stir into sweet/potato mash - Colcannon, Champ, Bubble & Squeak, whatever your language calls it.

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    Thanks everyone. I need all your ideas, it's a very large leek

    Today I sliced some more off the end (still on the greens so far, I haven't reached the white stem yet) and sauteed in butter with sunflower seeds. Served with grilled bacon and apple rings, topped with feta, cashews and olives for my lunch. Kind of a warm version of a big as salad. It was delicious and now I am so FULL.

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    Last night I finished some leftover chicken by sauteeing a small onion, some garlic, portobello mushrooms and a finely chopped leek and the chicken with a couple of tablespoons of stock/bone broth. It was very simple and delicious!

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