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Leeks - Store Well Waste Less

Store Well Waste Less Leeks
Mar 01
2017
  By dana.bean

■ Leeks are best used soon after harvest. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to two weeks.

■ Wash just before use. Leeks need to be washed well because soil is pulled up around the stem as they grow. There is almost always grit caught between the layers.

  • Cut off the roots, the dark green tops, and any damaged outer layers.
  • Slice once lengthwise.
  • Rinse thoroughly under running water, cleaning between each layer to remove soil and sand.
  • Chop or slice as needed.

■ Leeks can be frozen in slices or whole lengths. Seal in airtight bags. For best quality, use within 3 months