Leeks

I bought way too many leeks! Can I prep them (wash, slice and dry) and freeze them? How long can they last in the freezer if I am able to?

  • 1825 views
  • 5 Comments

4 Comments

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Christine
Christine May 5, 2012

Although I'm not sure about shelf life, I do know you can prep them and freeze them. I would add the step of quickly blanching them to the wash, slice, dry line up though.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
petitbleu
petitbleu May 5, 2012

Yes, definitely blanch them before freezing.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
mainecook61
mainecook61 May 5, 2012

Leeks keep extraordinarily well. We pluck them all winter out of a box in a freezing cold shed. If you have room in your refrigerator, they will likewise keep perfectly well for a long long time. If the outer leaves get limp or brown, simply pull them away to expose the fresh leek beneath. Why bother with the hassle of freezing them?

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Christine
Christine May 5, 2012

Simply, I would freeze them for fridge space. They are smaller once processed and frozen.

creamtea
creamtea May 6, 2012

I wash and slice them and freeze regularly for use in soups, never have blanched them, and they've been fine.

Review our Code of Conduct
Don't send me emails about new comments
Showing 4 out of 4 Comments Back to top
Recommended by Food52