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12 Ways to Use Leeks

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A fabulous option for a springtime brunch.

5. Crepes with Leeks and Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 Cup flour
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Medium leek, clean and sliced crosswise
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • Freshly-ground pepper
  • 1/2 Cup gruyere

Instructions:
1. In a blender or food processor, blend milk, 1 egg, olive oil, flour and a pinch of salt. Let sit for about 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat 2 teaspoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in leeks and let cook until the leeks have wilted, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3. Set the oven rack on the highest level. Preheat broiler. Heat up a cast iron skillet (9-12 inches) over medium-high heat. Add remaining butter. Pour about 1/3 cup of the crepe batter and tilt the skillet so it spreads out thinly and evenly. Let it cook for around 3 minutes, until bubbly and dry. Carefully release the edges of the crepe with a small spatula. Carefully flip the crepe over using your fingers.
4. Add half of the leeks and half of the grated cheese over the crepe, but take care to leave space in the middle for the egg. Crack egg into the uncovered spot and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
5. Move the skillet to the broiler. Let crepe broil until the yolk is runny and the whites are cooked, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate, and fold crepe in half. Repeat steps with remaining ingredients.

Recipe Credit: Serious Eats

More:
6. Leek and Dill Soup
7. Leek and Sweet Pea Pancakes
8. Leeks Vinaigrette (Recipe)

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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7:38AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Love to grill them!

4:26AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

Thank you for the good info and great recipes.

1:15AM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thanks.

10:54PM PDT on May 20, 2013

Yes Leeks are very useful! Thank you

7:08AM PDT on May 18, 2013

Thank you Katie, for Sharing this!

4:06AM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thanks for the recipes :) I LOVE leeks!

8:54PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Cool

3:34PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Leeks are delicious!

11:20PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

Love leeks thanks for these

12:41AM PDT on Apr 8, 2013

YUM! i love leeks...thanks for all the recipes!

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