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My favorite recipe - full chicken w/ leeks

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NDG
NDG Posts: 2,431
edited December 2021 in Poultry
My favorite because I cook this more than anything else.  Follow the steps (spatchcock and salt Night before roast) preheat cast iron etc etc - great on BGE or in house for the smells.  Once again, don’t freestyle here (except I add carrots) and I promise you will love it.  The leeks, oh my GOD.  So easy !!

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cast-iron-roast-chicken-with-caramelized-leeks
Columbus, OH

“There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is” 

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  • loco_engr
    loco_engr Posts: 5,767
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    Sounds very interesting since I've never had leeks.
    Thank You for posting!
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  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,566
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    loco_engr said:
    Sounds very interesting since I've never had leeks.
    Thank You for posting!
    !!
    If you've never had leeks before, there's one important step not mentioned in the recipe: once the bottoms are sliced lengthwise, you need to "fan" them under running water, to wash out the dirt and sand in between the layers (they're half-buried while growing).  And they're delicious!  
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  • NDG
    NDG Posts: 2,431
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    The leeks are heavenly - I have found best to cut them (only white & light green) in 3 inch long rods, then split those logs across the middle, but keep layers together as you roast to avoid burning thin layers independently.  

    Also, good tip above is to wash well, and allow time to dry so you can CaRmAliZe those beauty’s !!
    Columbus, OH

    “There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as if everything is”