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Simple Leeks Cooking Recipe

Below is the quick and easy cooking recipe for Leeks.

Leeks are most generally used for soups, ragouts, and other made dishes. They are very rarely brought to table; in which case dress them as follows. Put them in the stock pot till about 3 parts done. Then take them out, drain and soak them in vinegar seasoned with pepper, salt, and cloves; drain them again, stuff their hearts with a farce, dip them in butter, and fry them.

TO DRY HERBS.

It is very important to know when the various seasons commence for picking sweet and savory herbs for drying. Care should be taken that they are gathered on a dry day, by which means they will have a better color when dried. Cleanse them well from dirt and dust, cut off the roots, separate the bunches into smaller ones, and dry them by the heat of the stove, or in a Dutch oven before a common fire, in such quantities at a time, that the process may be speedily finished, i. e. “Kill ’em quick,”. Says a great botanist; by this means their flavor will be best preserve the Leeksd. There can be no doubt of the propriety of drying, &c., hastily by the aid8 of artificial heat, rather than by the heat of the sun. In the application of artificial heat, the only caution requisite is to avoid burning. And of this a sufficient test is afforded by the preservation of the color. The best method to preserve the Leeks the flavor of aromatic plants is to pick off the leaves as soon as they are dried, and to pound them, and put them through a hair sieve, and keep them in well-stopped bottles labelled.


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