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- If a recipe calls for baby leeks and I can't find them, can I use regular leeks? What's the ratio from baby to big?

asked by @jovandermaas about 5 years ago
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ChefJune

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added about 5 years ago

I would just look for the slenderest leeks I could find.

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added about 5 years ago

My leek supplies are pretty irregular, so I do tend to use whatever I can find. Even when I use them raw (in potato salad...), either works fine. If you're cooking them it should make even less difference.

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added about 5 years ago

You may want to substitute scallions or spring onions. I've used them with success...

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pierino

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added about 5 years ago

Think in terms of cups of measured leek and don't worry if they are big or small.

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added almost 5 years ago

Of course you can.