Lebanese Leeks with Lemon and Sugar Recipe

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This is a particularly delicious way of preparing leeks that you won’t find in many places.


  • 2 lbs leeks
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 4 tbs corn or nut oil
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons

Wash the leeks carefully, removing any soil nestling between the leaves. Cut off the tough green part of the leaves. Cut the rest into longish slices.
Fry the garlic and sugar in hot oil until the sugar becomes slightly carmelized. Add the leeks and turn them a little over moderate heat to color them slightly. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Stew gently, covered, in this and the vegetables’ own juices over very low heat until tender. Serve hot or cold.

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