Recipe by: Tania Nicaise
Source: Family recipe
Serves: 8


  • 8 thin leeks (or 4 normal size)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 handful mixed fresh herbs (tarragon, Italian flat parsley, chervil*, chives)
  • 1 tsp cappers
  • 3 small gherkins
  • 1 Tbsp grain mustard
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Boil the eggs in water for 10 min, put under cold water and peel it. Keep aside.
  • Clean the leeks and keep only the white part (reserve the green for soup or stock)
  • Halve the eggs, keep the yellow of 1 egg and chop the rest. Chop all herbs and gherkins as well.
  • In a bowl, mix the mustard and vinegar. Add S&P and slowly add the olive oil while mixing. Add in half the herbs and mix carefully.
  • Steam the leeks for 10 min; they can’t be overcooked.
  • Put leeks on a serving plate, add the rest of the herbs and the remaining crumbled egg yolk. Serve with the sauce.

* Chevril can be found at Market Place or Huber’s. It has a very particular taste. As it’s quite difficult to find it in Singapore, you can prepare the sauce without it.

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