How to Clean Leeks

Take Leeks From Gritty to Squeaky Clean

Take Leeks From Gritty to Squeaky Clean

Leeks may look (and taste) lovely, but all it takes is one bite of tragically sandy potato leek soup to realize that there's a surprising amount of gritty soil lurking between their many layers. Over the years we've tried a few methods to deal with this unglamorous task — some more successful than others — and have since then settled on a quick-and-dirty method that'll help you speed through meal prep. Keep reading for our step-by-step tutorial.

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