Fried leek strips give height and crunch to elegant tenderloin steaks. Leeks have a milder, more delicate flavor than onions.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan or electric deep-fryer, heat oil to 365 degree F. Meanwhile, place leeks in a large bowl filled with ice water.

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  • In a medium bowl or shallow dish, stir together the flour, salt, and paprika. Using a slotted spoon, remove some of the leeks (about 3/4 cup) from water, allowing water to drip off (do not pat dry). Place in flour mixture and toss to coat.

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  • Add coated leeks to oil and cook for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until golden. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a tray lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining leeks and flour mixture. Cover fried leeks with paper towels and let stand at room temperature up to 4 hours. Use as a garnish on grilled steaks. Makes 8 cups.

Nutrition Facts

64 calories; 4 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 113 mg sodium. 8 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 1 g protein; 389 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

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