Preparing Leeks

  1. Trim off the roots and any tough, outer green leaves.
  2. Cut the leek in half lengthways.
  3. Rinse the halved leek under cold running water until all traces of grit and soil have been removed. You may need to loosen the leaves gently so that the water can run right into the furled vegetable.
  4. Cut into lengths or slices as desired.