Leek vegetables in light sauce – leek

Leek vegetables in light sauce is a great, down-to-earth dish that is totally easy to make and still sensationally delicious.
Many of us will remember this delicious feel-good dish from childhood, because it is an absolute classic of German cuisine that grandma used to love to conjure up on the table.

What is leek?

Leek, also called leek, is an onion-like vegetable, but it is much milder in taste than an onion.

Leeks are available all year round and are used in many recipes, often in the form of soup vegetables or root vegetables.

You can use leek cook, roast or also eat raw. It always tastes good.

When cooked, leeks actually taste a bit sweet and are perfect with a light sauce as a side dish to potato dishes.

A plate of leek vegetables in light sauce. Next to it leeks and potatoes and decoration

Here’s how to cut leeks properly

Leeks are a natural product and there may still be some soil between the individual lamellae (layers). For this reason you should wash the leeks very thoroughly before using them.

You can do this in two ways

First, you can cut the leek lengthwise in the middle and clean it under running water. If you leave the root intact, the leaves will not fall apart.

Then you simply cut the leek into slices. This is the simplest method. The downside is that you no longer have leek rings, but individual small pieces.

On the other hand, you can first cut off the root and a piece of the upper dark leaves and then cut the leek crosswise into thin rings.

But after that you need to wash the leeks thoroughly. The best way to do this is to put the leeks in a sieve and rinse them thoroughly under running water.

I prefer to cut the leek into rings, because it looks nicer in many dishes. But there is no difference in taste, so you can always cut the leek the way you like it best.

A close up of a plate of leek vegetables in light sauce. Next to it leeks and potatoes and decoration

What ingredients do you need for a light sauce (bechamel sauce)??

For a simple light sauce you need the following ingredients:

  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g flour
  • 150 ml vegetable broth, or as needed.
  • 150 ml whipped cream
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

How to make a light sauce (bechamel sauce)?

  • Melt butter in a saucepan and then add flour by the tablespoon, stirring constantly, until you have a uniform mixture.
  • Keep stirring while adding cream and milk.
  • Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, lemon juice and sugar to taste.
  • Continue stirring and let the sauce simmer on low heat for at least 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Stirring frequently so the sauce doesn’t burn.

This light sauce is a classic Bechamel sauce and you can use it not only for leeks, but for a variety of other dishes as well.

A plate of leek vegetables in light sauce with meatballs

Kohlrabi in light sauce is another recipe to which this delicious sauce goes super well.

Likewise, when preparing lasagna, you use, in addition to the minced meat sauce (bolognese), such a light sauce as a filling.

The light sauce is especially tasty if you add some grated cheese or processed cheese and let it melt.

So, and now I wish you a lot of fun cooking and a very good appetite!

If you liked my recipe for leek vegetables in light sauce, you might also like my simple recipe for cheese leek soup with minced meat (click!)&

Your Christoph

A plate of leek vegetables in light sauce. Next to it leeks and potatoes and deco

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