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Creamy Leeks    Veg  HT  ACC  35mins


Serves 4-6     Hot  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Accompaniment  Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless



900g /2 lb Leeks, trimmed and thickly sliced

25g/1oz Butter

150ml/5fl.oz. Crème Fraîche

Salt and Black Pepper

Freshly grated Nutmeg




1. Place the leeks in a pan of boiling water and cook for 8-10 minutes until just tender. Drain well.


2. Transfer the leeks into a food processor and process until roughly chopped. Remove half, then process the remainder until smooth.


3. Heat the butter in a frying pan, add  the chopped and pureed leeks and cook for 5 minutes over a high heat, stirring constantly. 


4. Add the crème fraîche, season with salt and plenty of black pepper and cook for a few minutes, stirring until  bubbling. 


5. To serve - transfer to a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg.



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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

Freeze/Make ahead


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife

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Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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