Melted Leeks

What does melted leeks not go with??  Try it on a pasta salad, mac and cheese, pizza, to top fish, with mashed potatoes, or on eggs with a little goat cheese on top.  Mmmm!

  • 2 cups leeks, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1-3 TBLS olive oil
  • 1 TBLS butter
  • salt to taste

To clean your leeks, chop off the tops and the root ends, slice in half lengthwise, and rinse under running water to clean between the layers.  Thinly slice.  Heat oil and butter on medium in a heavy bottomed skillet.  Add leeks and stir to coat in oil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cover.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-45 minutes until very tender (no firmness or chewiness should be remaning).  Add more oil if need be to keep things from getting too dry.

Refrigerate or freeze if not using right away.