Leek Top Ash

One of the few examples of intentionally burning food.

Leek powder


Leek Tops

Salt (optional)


1. Wash the leek tops, separate them and spread them out on a tray. Put the leek tops into a preheated oven at 220 °C and keep them in until black. If your oven has a fan, it will take around 20 minutes.

2. Once the leek tops are burned, blend them into a fine powder. You can mix the powder with salt and use it as seasoning, but this is optional. Keep the powder in an air-tight container at room temperature. Use the powder as a finishing touch on acidic dishes.


  • You can make this ash by using the whole leek too.

  • Leeks can be replaced by onions as well.

  • If the powder gets moist, you can easily dehydrate it again and blend one more time.

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Leek Top Ash
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