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Is there a huge difference between spring onion and leeks ?
I am making a pie with chicken and was meant to use leeks but they were all sold out so I bought large spring onions instead. Is there a big difference between them when they're cooked? Will spring onions be an okay substitute?
- SCATTY cLv 62 months ago
They are not the same. Spring onions have a stronger onion taste.
Chicken and leek is good, chicken and onion..... Not so good
I suggest you use veg or mushrooms instead
If you really want to use the spring onions, then don't use too many
- deniseLv 72 months ago
Yes they will be a fine substitute, In fact I prefer them.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 months ago
There really isn't going to be much of a difference since you are going to have them cooked with other ingredients, but typically, to me leeks have a bit less 'burn' than a spring onion when you eat them alone, or in something like a salad where they would be raw and fresh.
- kswck2Lv 72 months ago
The common Leek will be a bit milder in taste than a spring onion. And actually a leek requires more work-to clean the sand out of it.
A large spring onion is sometimes called a Bulb onion, in that the bulb is quite large, unlike leek. But also unlike a leek, the entire thing can be used, not just the white parts of it.
So while the taste will be a bit stronger, it will not be as strong as say a red onion or even a Spanish onion.
- CBLv 72 months ago
There is a difference in taste and texture but not a deal-breaker, I would use the spring onion (not too much of the green) and sweet onion or yellow onion for better texture and balance (add) flavor.
- Fred3663Lv 72 months ago
Spring onions have a sharper taste than leeks.