Leek stew

Every time my mom made this stew when I was a kid, I would always say “We just had it last week” and the fact was that we had it more then 3 months ago. I wasn’t a stew-lover and I hated it for years to come, but then something changed and I grew to like them. Actually felt some craving after we had a week of grilled and fried food.

Today stews usually make me think of winter, maybe that’s why I’m sharing this recipe now, hoping that thinking of winter would get me through the hot days to come. And most usually we make them during winter and autumn to keep us warm, but you can also change things a bit and make it now, a delicious dish shouldn’t be prepared just once a year and stews are not just winter dishes.

Some of the stews and soups I’ve already shared with you and you should certainly check out if you already didn’t.. are – Chicken vegetable stew, Bean and barley stew, Beef stew, Green pea soup with crispy bacon & Tomato soup.

Enjoy & happy cooking!


Preparation: 15 min

Cook time: 1 h

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 200 g smoked pork ribs or smoked ham hock
  • 200 g potatoes, sliced
  • 450 g leek, sliced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp pork fat
  • 2 tsp red paprika
  • salt & pepper

Leek stew

How to

  1. Cook smoked pork ribs or ham hock in a large pot in boiling water over medium heat. When meat is medium-cooked add sliced potatoes and reduce heat.
  2. When sliced potatoes are medium-cooked add sliced leek to the pot.
  3. In a small pan melt pork fat and add flour and red paprika, cook for a min or two stirring the mixture until thick. Add the mixture to the pot.
  4. Cook the stew until thick and rich in flavour, and all the ingredients cooked all the way through. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy a warm bowl of stew!
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26 Comments Add yours

    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! 😄

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  1. Sounds delicious! It’s funny how we didn’t like certain dishes and food while growing up😆.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! And yes it’s funny, so many things we didn’t like to eat as kids are now our favourite dishes 😁

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  2. I love leek stew, we add olives inside as well. So good!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Olives? – I never tried, sounds like an interesting addition to the leek stew 😊

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      1. It adds a bit of saltiness since the leeks are sweet

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  3. Archana says:

    Looks delish! There were many foods I disliked growing up that I enjoy now!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, both for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment 😊 and it seems like everyone has food that they didn’t like as kids and now enjoy

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  4. Loretta says:

    Oh nothing quite like a stew no matter the weather. Your leek stew looks so light and appetizing. Love the ingredients too. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. KR says:

    I never eat leek stew. Thank you for inspiration 🙂 now is best season to try this 🙂

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  6. nancyc says:

    This stew sounds delicious!

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  7. Penne Cole says:

    It’s winter here in Australia so I’m on the lookout for good soup and stew recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, hope you’ll like my recipe 🙂

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  8. Sumith says:

    Love any thing with leeks! Your stew sounds delicious.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much!

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  9. Smoked ham hock, potatoes, leeks . . . yum! Sounds delicious, Kreso. There are definitely things I didn’t like as a child that I’ve grown to love as an adult.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, seems like it’s always a similar case with such ingredients, as kids we don’t love them and later we grow to love them 😀

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  10. A healthy recipe. Good one

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  11. Sheryl says:

    Similarly to you, I like stews now – but I didn’t care much for them when I was a child. This stew looks incredible.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment 🙂

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  12. A stew for everyone… Along with a nice loaf of bread.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I’d agree, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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      1. No problem. Hope you pay a visit and check-out olivesandfeta. There may be something you like. 😊

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      2. chefkreso says:

        I just followed your lovely blog, looking forward to new recipes and posts from you! 🙂

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