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Leek Chutney
Fri 2-Oct-09
2:38 pm
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Has anyone ever made leek chutney? I've been looking round fora recipe but can't find one, and am wondering if this is because it doesn't work or taste good?

I can't see how it would be that different from onion marmalade.

Fri 2-Oct-09
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Hello, PandP, and welcome.

I will bow to greater expertise if anybody who knows the answer sees your question. Meanwhile, I have a feeling that there is a significant difference between onions and leeks when it comes to long cooking times, like with standard chutneys. We had to toss a large batch of what should have been delicious slow cooked beef stew because we used leeks in it. Somebody (sorry, I can't recall who it was) informed us after the event that leeks do not work long-cook dishes. It was inedible.

Do let us know if you turn up something. There may well be a fast-cook recipe somewhere in the Universe.

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Fri 2-Oct-09
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Has anyone ever made leek chutney? I've been looking round fora recipe but can't find one, and am wondering if this is because it doesn't work or taste good?

 

Onions become much sweeter when cooked, leeks don't. They can become very bitter bover a long cooking period. If you really want to use leeks you could pre cook some and add them towards the end so that they only simmer for a short time. Personally I reckon that using leeks would be dodgy. Better to dry them or freeze them.

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