These crispy Frizzled Leeks are a simple way to add a delicious, textural garnish and visual interest to dishes. Threads of leeks are quickly fried to create these crispy, messy tendrils with a toasted onion taste.
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I love a good garnish, especially ones that elevate the look AND taste of a dish. These crispy, Frizzled Leeks do just that. They add textural interest and a pleasing golden brown hue, and impart the flavor of toasted onions.
Leeks have a long history and were widely cultivated by the ancient Egyptians and Romans. They were even considered a symbol of good luck by the Romans and were prized for their culinary and medicinal uses. Leeks are also a good source of dietary fiber, aiding digestion, promoting a feeling of fullness, and contributing to a healthy gut. They are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin K and vitamin A, which support bone health and vision.
The leek holds special significance in Wales and is the country’s national emblem. (Did you know that I am Welsh?) This is argued to date back to a battle in the 7th century when Welsh soldiers are said to have worn leeks in their hats to distinguish themselves from their Saxon foes.
What Are Frizzled Leeks?
Frizzled leeks are quite simply, thinly cut matchsticks of leeks which are fried in oil to produce crispy, messy tendrils in golden hues, looking similar to straw.
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few things that might help:
- Make sure to rinse the leeks well as they can contain dirt.
- Slice the leeks as thinly as possible to get the crispiest leeks.
Recipes To Top With Frizzled Leeks
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How To Make: Frizzled Leeks
|2 Medium Leeks
|1 Cup Olive Oil, For Frying