After a slow roast to crispy, caramelized perfection, leeks turn delicate and buttery with layers of smooth flavor.
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 5 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon sea salt
Wash leeks thoroughly and remove their leafy greens and about 1/2″ inch off the bottom of each stalk. Chop in half vertically.
Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 400º.
In a large bowl, toss leeks with olive oil and salt until well-coated. Place leeks onto preheated baking sheet, cut side down. Carefully wrap the baking sheet in foil – you don’t have to seal it completely closed, but as tightly as possible is good. Return sheet to oven and decrease heat to 300º.
Bake for 1:15 to 1:30, until leeks are very tender. Remove sheet from oven and flip the leeks. Return to oven, increase the heat to 400º and cook for 15-20 minutes until they are crispy and golden brown.