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Can I freeze fresh leeks?
i bought some leeks, which i have used in soups etc. but i have one left, so rather than waste it. i was going to freeze it.
so the questions are. can you freeze them ?
do you need to blanch them ?
or just cut it up and freeze..
i know its only one leek, but i really got to get back into the habbit of not throwing things out again..
I use them instead of onion in risotto or in an omelet.
sorry don't know about freezing them.
i just cut up,wash if they are a bit earthy,then freeze-i never blanch anything as they say life is too short to .
We grow our own leeks and if we have some still in the ground but need harvesting we collect them in, chop them up and blanche for about 1 minute in boiling, salted water. Freeze in portionable sizes.
When defrosted, gently fry until golden and stir through some buttery mashed potato.
Also delicious stirred through a cheese sauce and poured over cooked cauliflower and broccoli and gently browned in the oven. Mmmmmm
Need to clear my veggie patch but I have a glut of leeks leftover. Question is.
Can I freeze fresh leeks? if so how.
Otherwise Im going to be making pints and pints of leek and Pot soup.
Hi, I had a similar problem (?) last year. I washed the leeks, split them in 2 lengthways, and sliced. Put in a freezer bag and froze them. They lasted just great!
Must confess I often freeze these too. Usually, I slice and open freeze, then pop into a bag and use as required.
I think technically most veg is supposed to be blanched (quick dip in boiling water), but confess to never doing this and everything seems to be fine so far.
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