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Drunken Leeks Recipe

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Drunken Leeks Recipe

© 2011 Greyson Ferguson, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Leeks are sauteed in a wine and wine vinegar sauce flavored with garlic. The leeks become sweet and caramelized. This is a fast and easy side dish that is absolutely delicious. It is equally delicious using sweet onions instead of leeks.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 6 to 8 small leeks, trimmed and washed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (100 ml) red wine
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) parsley, chopped
  • Dash salt
  • Black pepper


Melt the butter and cook the leeks and garlic for 3 minutes over medium heat.

Add the red wine and some salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 15 more minutes or until leeks are tender.

Place the leeks on a serving dish and reduce the liquid left in the pan for 2 minutes.

Add the wine vinegar and pepper to taste. Pour over the leeks and garnish with parsley.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Source: Greene on Greens by Bert Greene (Workman)
Reprinted with express written permission.
© 2011 Greyson Ferguson, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 5 out of 5
Drunken Leeks Recipe, Member JudythB.

I bought a case of Leeks to can Ham, Potato and Leek Soup and had two big beautiful ones left over. I found this recipe and... Hubby and I LOVED it and will buy a few leeks in order to make it again. I'm also going to check with some canning friends to see if this is Cannable as it's a lot like Caramelized Onions, only BETTER!!!!

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