Don't you think it's so annoying all that sand between the leek layers. But you can remove it very simply and quickly. 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 a leek grows. Slowly from the ground upwards, where the sand is already taken along and also splashes during rain ends up between all the leaves.
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 which isn't that hard or time consuming and still get rid of the sand and other impurities, without too much work.
Method how to clean leeks simple and
It is a very easy method:
Take the leeks and remove the outer leaves. They are often discolored and wrinkled. Also cut the top 2 cm of the leek. Tip: I clean these leafs well and put them in a bag in the freezer. When I want to make stock I use these "waste" pieces as seasoning.
And now on with the leek. Take a knife and cut just above the root (about 2 cm from it) 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 bottom to top. This will keep the leeks together just above the root.
Now you can wash the leek under the tap, because you can get the water everywhere. Then cut the leek into small rings and you have a delicious and clean vegetable. Just prepare your recipes, like for example for these 12 dishes with leek. Success with it.