How to clean leek simple and quickly. Don't you think it's so annoying all that sand between the leek layers? But you can remove it easily. And I'm sure you will use this method from now on.
Leek, a delicious vegetable, but it has one drawback: sand is everywhere. This is of course due to how this vegetable grows. Slowly from the ground upwards, where the leaves show up slowly above the sand and also splashes during rain ends up between all the leaves.
Used to have sand all around
It is either a lot of washing and hoping that it is enough or to pull off every leaf and wash each part one by one on both sides.
But it can be so much simpler. There is a method that isn't that hard or time-consuming and still gets rid of the sand and other impurities, without too much work.
How to clean leeks
It is a very easy method:
Step 1 - Remove the leaves
Take the leeks and remove the outer leaves. They are often discolored and wrinkled. Also, cut the top 1 inch (2 cm) of the top. Tip: I clean these leaves well and put them in a bag in the freezer. When I want to make stock I use these "waste" pieces as seasoning.
Step 2 - Slice them
Take a knife and cut just above the root (about 1 inch (2 cm) all the way to the top (the leek is cut in half, but is still stuck at the bottom). Turn the leek a quarter and slice the knife again and cut in the same way from the bottom to top. This will keep the leeks together just above the root.
Step 3 - Wash the leeks
Now you can wash the leek under the tap because you can get the water everywhere all sand washes away and they'll become clean. Then cut the leek into small rings and you have a delicious and clean vegetable. Just prepare your recipes, like for example for these wrap up with quiches (some of them with leek). It's a great thing.