Leeks with Chardonnay and Creme Fraiche


An easy and elegant side dish that stands out. Think leeks can only be an ingredient? Try this recipe tonight and see that they can be the star! A great alternative to the usual potatoes or rice, and goes especially well with seafood. I also suggest you use white pepper instead of black if you have it.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 4 small leeks

  • ½ cup Chardonnay wine

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons creme fraiche

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cut dark green parts off the leeks and discard. Remove any damaged outer leaves. Cut leeks in half lengthwise and slice into 1/2-inch strips on the diagonal. Transfer to a colander. Separate slices and rinse thoroughly to remove dirt. Drain.

  2. Place leeks in a pot over medium-high heat. Pour in Chardonnay and sugar. Cook, stirring often, until leeks are soft and tender and wine has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in creme fraiche and season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

I prefer Chardonnay, but you can use any white wine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

83 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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