Leeks resemble large spring onions. They also have a mild, onion-like taste.
Choose small leeks for the best taste. They should have as much white and light green as possible. They should feel firm and fresh. Store leeks unwashed in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Leeks are crunchy when raw. They can be used in salads when in this state. You can fry them to preserve the crunchiness as well. Leeks are an ingredient in a hearty and creamy leek and potato soup. They can also be boiled for with a bit of salt and butter. Finally, you can mix them with butter to make buttered leeks.