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Circle of life

Posted: November 1st, 2009 | Author: alyssa | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

I have been promising the guys I work with that I would have them over for dinner for WEEKS now, and the other night I finally followed through.  Since they are guys I had to make something that was hearty and filling, but still pretty cheap to make, so I decided on meat loaf and mashed potatoes.  I have already gone into my meat loaf recipe, so you guys should know that by now, however I did make a new ‘appetizer’ that I was pretty impressed with.  Screw onion rings…leek rings are the way to go!  They were so amazing, I was even impressed by myself.  All you have to do is take a couple of clean leeks, and cut them into about 1/2 inch slices.  Pull apart the rings so that you have about two to three layers per ring.  Dredge them in flour, then dip them in a milk and egg mixture, then back in the flour and into the oil (at 350ish) until they are golden brown.  Make sure you season the flour with salt and pepper so that their flavor really pops.  The best thing about leek rings is that they are more tender than onion rings, a little sweeter and take a lot less time to fry.  I still have to perfect this, perhaps add some garlic and try buttermilk instead of regular milk, but even in its most basic form, these round pieces of deliciousness are awesome and I recommend giving them a shot.  This will definitely be a newcomer in the super bowl food lineup :)  This is also great because one leek gives you a ton of rings, so its more cost effective :)

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This is all that was left of 4 large leeks with just three people eating…..it was a hit :)

Thanks for reading!

TT