This instructable will show how to make a flower for garnishing purposes out of a leek.
this can be don in under 5 minutes and looks stunning.
Step 1: Materials
Ok here is what you will need...
One large leek
Small cutting board
Step 2: Make the First Cut
First cut the top part of the leek off you need to make your cut right about where the leek turns from green to white.
Step 3: Cut Numba Two
Next cut away the tuft on the bottom of you leek .
cut this off just enough that the tuft is gone you need that root area to hold the piece together
Step 4: Sit You Leek Upright
Next sit your leek upright on the cutting board
Place your knife like mine in the photo and cut about 3/4 of the way down
Step 5: Rotate
Next up rotate the leek a quarter turn and make another cut same as the last you are essentially quartering the top of the leek (making and x cut). do this 3/4 down
Step 6: Grab Your Scissors
Grab the outside "leaf " of your leek (see photo) and using your scissors cut a point onto each of the 4 outside "leaves"
Step 7: Nip and Tuck
grab the second leaf in and gently tuck it into its base, be careful you do not want your ribbon of leek to crack so make sure not to fold the leaf,
once you tuck the first leaf tuck in the next three or four depending on how how flexible your leek is.
Repeat all the way around with the other 3 quadrants.
Step 8: Back to the Scissors
Grab your scissors and snip off the middle part that is sticking up so that it is flush with the tops of the ribbon flower.
Step 9: Finished
You are all done
Make up a couple and dress up your next dinner party or thanksgiving feast.
Hope you enjoyed
Please comment, and leave me some photos of your leak ribbons
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