The Home of Leeks

Cooking Leeks

How do I prepare Leeks?

Leeks are really easy to prepare. Simply wash then remove the base and cut into even sized chunks. For some recipes you might like to slice the leeks thinly, or for others chop them – or even cook them whole.

Follow these simple instructions for whatever method you prefer.

All appliances vary, these are guidelines only. Check food is piping hot throughout before serving


Place in a pan of boiling water. Reduce heat and simmer for 6 – 8 minutes or until tender.

Drain well before serving.

6 – 8 minutes


Place in a non-metallic dish add 2 x 15ml (2 tbsps) of water.

Cook on full power or 800W. Leave to stand for 1 minute after cooking.

800W: 2 ½ minutes


Place in steamer for 8 – 10 minutes or until tender.

8-10 minutes


Heat a little oil in a heavy based frying pan or wok.

Stir fry for 6 – 7 minutes.

6-7 minutes