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Friday, May 9, 2014

Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa

French Fridays with Dorie
Dorie's directions were to find "young leeks, the youngest, thinnest you can find."  I have never seen a young leek and the ones we bought were beyond young but still good. 

I cooked my leeks for 20 minutes and I thought I over cooked them but they were still crispy when we ate them.  I found it difficult to cut the leeks, they were quite slippery for me.  Maybe a serrated knife would have been better.  We enjoyed the vinaigrette.  I substituted sunflower oil for the walnut oil as that is what I had on hand.  I thought the grated hard boiled egg over the top was a nice touch.  My husband enjoyed this dish.  As to the cooking techniques he said "who thinks of this stuff?"  I said the French.  If nothing else this group has expanded our repertoire of eating and cooking techniques.  I also think it is a lot of fun.  Link to the recipe
My family clearly likes my cooking adventures as I received Around My French Table as a birthday gift.  Let the cooking continue.

10 comments:

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe…and I had never eaten leeks as a veggie side dish before. Glad your husband enjoyed them. Happy Mother’s day!

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  2. My hubby thinks the same thing with nearly all my experimental recipes :) Glad you enjoyed!

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  3. OH those French! I had to cut them down the middle AND broil them to get my old geriatric leeks to soften up and behave. But oh they did and how. I loved them.

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  4. You know, Diane, I also ask, every so often, "Who thinks of this stuff?" I'm with your husband on that one. Many of us couldn't find young, tender leeks. I think that leeks are not a popular item in American grocery stores so our leeks probably aren't top-quality. "Slippery" is a good term. And, yes, a serrated knife would work. You made me laugh with that one.

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  5. Who thinks of this stuff, indeed? Certainly not me!

    There were no baby leeks to be found here either, but fortunately this was still delicious!

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  6. No baby leeks here either. I found that after slicing them into one inch pieces before dressing them, it was easy to just eat with a fork. It tasted good though.

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  7. I couldn't agree more! Who thinks these stuff ? I love French cooking but sometimes it is just too strange for me! I did not make the leeks but I did try the vinaigrette and loved it! Have a great week!

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  8. I enjoyed the vinaigrette from this recipe and made it a couple of times already!! My hubby puts up with the picture taking first before serving him the dish of the week!

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  9. I have nought the materials to make this, and confess that I have never seen young leeks either. I will make it this weekend.

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  10. My leeks were really hard to cut too, and they were thinner and I cooked them for 40+ minutes. Serrated knives might be the answer...

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