August through November
Refrigerate leek unwashed with roots attached for up to two weeks. Wrap tightly in plastic so the flavor isn't absorbed by other foods.
Get some great tips for freezing leeks here.
To grow the best leeks we mound the soil up around the base of the plant to encourage a long white stem. This means it's important to clean your leeks thoroughly so you don't end up with any grit on your plate.
In general, leeks can be substituted for onions in most dishes using onions for flavoring.
When cooking leeks as a side dish, it is important they not be overcooked. Overcooking will turn them into a slimy mush. They should be cooked until tender but still exert a little resistance when pierced.
The dark green trimmed leaves may be used to flavor stock or blanched and used as a wrapper for any variety of fillings.
Raw leeks may be sliced thin and added to salads.
Frizzled Leeks (Crispy Fried Shredded Leeks)
Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza Recipe)
Carrots and Leeks
Potato Leek Soup
Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale, and Leeks