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Can't find leeks at my local grocery. Is there a substitute?

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added 9 months ago
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It depends on the recipe but leeks are from the onion family so you could substitute with scallions or shallots


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added 9 months ago

If you can find sprin onions, those should work. What is the recipe?

lizzyinthekitchen added 9 months ago

Spring onions, pearl onions, shallots, green onions or if you don't mind a more intense onion flavor, a regular onion will do (unless its a dish centered on the leek).

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