Paul Costello
Active Time
25 MIN
Total Time
30 MIN
Serves : 8

Chef Jamie Malone of Grand Cafe in Minneapolis poaches leeks to remove their bite and make them incredibly silky. She serves them with a classic sauce gribiche, a French, no-cook sauce made with hard-cooked eggs, capers, cornichons, and a mess of fresh herbs. Slideshow: More Leek Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Place cooked egg yolks, raw egg yolk, 1 tablespoon vinegar, mustard, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt in a food processor; pulse until combined. With processor running, slowly drizzle in oil until mixture is thick and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Fold in capers, cornichons, chopped parsley, chopped chervil, chopped tarragon, and chopped egg whites. Stir in 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Step 2    

Rinse leeks. Trim leeks 2 inches above where the white turns to light green; halve lengthwise. Arrange leeks in a single layer in a large, shallow Dutch oven. Add butter, and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Add water to cover leeks by 1 inch. Bring to a simmer over medium. Cook until leeks are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and place leeks on a serving platter. 

Step 3    

Drizzle leeks with remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Sprinkle with minced chives and flaky sea salt. Top with sauce gribiche; garnish with chervil or tarragon leaves.

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