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How to Clean Leeks

Take Leeks From Gritty to Squeaky Clean

How to Clean Leeks
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Leeks may look (and taste) lovely, but all it takes is one bite of tragically sandy potato leek soup to realize that there's a surprising amount of gritty soil lurking between their many layers. Over the years we've tried a few methods to deal with this unglamorous task — some more successful than others — and have since then settled on a quick-and-dirty method that'll help you speed through meal prep. Keep reading for our step-by-step tutorial.

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