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what does the vegetable leek look like

what does the vegetable called leeks look like
asked Sep 15, 2013 by anonymous

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Leeks look like a gigantic green onions (some people call them scallions or spring onions) - you know, the thin, white w/green tops, "bunching" onions you can buy at the store?  Well, leeks look similar to those, only about 10X larger, without as many branches up-top, and not nearly as tender.  They taste entirely different too, although leeks are also in the onion family.  Pay close attention to preparation when cooking with leeks, as they tend to become very gritty and sandy inside as they grow.  You'll probably notice that they're almost always eaten after being cooked, or used as an ingredient in a recipe for something that will be - you don't want to use them raw.  Leeks have a flavor all their own, and in a traditional dish calling specifically for leeks - especially if you're serving it to someone who's familiar with it - there simply is no substitute.
answered Sep 15, 2013 by Lee

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