Saturday, September 6, 2008

Huge leeks

We got leeks from the Greenmarket a few weeks ago. We can usually find decent leeks from Gristedes or Whole Foods, but I wanted to see if these local ones were any better, you know?


Well, I cooked them later that week, and they are totally better. They look roughly the same size as the ones from the supermarket when you eyeball them, but after trimming off the dark leaves you realize that there is a lot of leek. I'm used to getting only 3 or 4 inches of the white and light green part of the leek, but the Greenmarket version is about a foot of edible material. They look like celery!

I braised them in chicken broth and butter for dinner, and we ate them all. And then we passed out. Mabel woke up later that night, but I went into bona fide leek coma.

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