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Leek Greens Carbonara With Bacon and Basil
Recipes don't usually include leeks' dark green parts (too tough). But if you slice leek greens superthin and add a little extra cooking time, they'll turn tender and flavorful. Hugh Acheson, Top Chef judge and chef-partner at four Georgia restaurants, parboils leek greens, sautés them with applewood-smoked bacon and stirs in spaghetti, Parmesan, and eggs for an irresistibly creamy result.
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