Last year, we grew a LOT of Leeks.
We enjoy Leeks. I wouldn’t say they are either of our absolute favourite vegetable but they definitely make a regular appearance on the table.
Even then, there was no way we were going to get through the 20 or so sandwich bags we had full of them in our freezer.
We had already given away a dozen or so bags, but I have to say, Leeks don’t seem to be a particularly popular vegetable among my friends and family so it was difficult to even give them away.
I really wanted to find a way to use our supplies up though. I didn’t want to waste them since we had gone to the effort of growing them and I just knew we had to find a way to enjoy more of our home grown Leeks.
Maybe there was a way of preserving Leeks, other than freezing them?
After searching around online I didn’t really find anything that excited me but I started thinking about all the Onion Jam recipes I had seen, and whether using Leeks would work just as well.
So, with 3 bags full of Leeks, a few other ingredients and my preserving pan, I went into experiment mode.
With fabulous results!!