Leeks With Chestnuts And Bacon Recipe

Leeks with chestnuts and bacon is a delicious and hearty side dish that combines the earthy flavors of leeks and chestnuts with the smoky richness of bacon. The leeks are saut茅ed until tender and then combined with crispy bacon and roasted chestnuts for a satisfying and flavorful dish. This recipe is perfect for the fall and winter months when chestnuts are in season and adds a touch of elegance to any meal.

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20minstotal
10minsPrep
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Ingredients for Leeks With Chestnuts And Bacon Recipe

  • 1 Leeks
  • 1.50 Slices Of Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Chestnuts
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste

Directions: Leeks With Chestnuts And Bacon Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Start by cleaning the leeks thoroughly, removing any dirt or grit. Trim off the dark green tops and slice the leeks into thin rounds.
  • STEP 2.In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
  • STEP 3.Add the sliced leeks to the skillet and saut茅 them in the bacon grease until they are tender and slightly caramelized, about 10 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400掳F (200掳C). Place the chestnuts on a baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and easy to peel.
  • STEP 5.Once the chestnuts are roasted, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Peel off the outer shell and chop the chestnuts into small pieces.
  • STEP 6.Add the chopped chestnuts to the skillet with the saut茅ed leeks and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  • STEP 7.Crumble the cooked bacon and sprinkle it over the leeks and chestnuts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 8.Serve the leeks with chestnuts and bacon as a side dish with roasted meats or as a vegetarian main course with crusty bread.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to clean the leeks thoroughly as they can often have dirt trapped between the layers.
  • If you can't find fresh chestnuts, you can use pre-packaged roasted chestnuts.
  • For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon and use olive oil or butter for saut茅ing the leeks.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dish in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through.
  • Serve the leeks with chestnuts and bacon as a side dish with roasted meats or as a vegetarian main course with crusty bread.
Nutrition
value
52
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein9 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    9g
  • Fiber
    2g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    9g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    2g

Fats

  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    42mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    70mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    27mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    5mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    22mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    32mg
  • Selenium
    1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp