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Caramelised Leeks Veg HT ACC 40mins


Serves 4     Hot Vegetarian Vegetables Herbs Accompaniment Gluten Wheat Free Eggless

2 Large Leeks, trimmed
1 tbsp Olive Oil
25g/1oz Butter
1 tbsp Demerara or Soft brown sugar
Salt and Black Pepper
Freshly Chopped Parsley


1. Cut the leeks in half lengthways (green and white parts) and wash thoroughly under cold running water, making sure you flush out any grit from between the layers. Shake well then cut into 6mm/ -inch slices.

2. Heat the olive oil and butter gently in a large saucepan and once melted, add the leeks, mix well and cook uncovered, over a low heat for about 10 minutes.

3. Sprinkle over the sugar and once the sugar has more or less melted, add the salt and pepper and mix well. Continue to cook uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, adding a little hot water if the mixture begins to stick and turning from time to time.

4. Just before serving, add the parsley and stir through.


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