If you're unsure about how to cook leeks, here's your go-to, simple leek recipe! The leeks are first sautéed in butter and then braised in white wine and chicken stock. They're then finished off with grated parmesan. Perfect!!
After cutting and cleaning the leeks, pat them dry and sprinkle the cut side with salt and pepper.
In a large pan, over medium heat, melt butter. Once butter is melted, place leeks face-side down and sauté them until they've browned (about 2 minutes). There is no need to turn the leeks while they are sautéing; keep them face down the whole time.
Add white wine and chicken stock to the pan. Let the liquids come to a boil - about 1 minute.
As soon as liquid starts to boil, turn heat down to medium-low, cover with a lid, and let the leeks cook for about 10 minutes.
At this point, there should be quite a bit of liquid left in the pan. take off the lid, keep cooking the leeks, and let most of the liquid absorb, about 5 minutes.
The leeks should be done by this point, and tender when pierced with a knife.
Remove leeks from heat, plate, and top with grated parmesan. Add parsley for garnish (optional).
This recipe is based off a Martha Stewart leek recipe.