Foodie Friday: Chive Pockets

Chive pockets: dough pastries filled with Chinese leeks

chive pockets

The key ingredient in chive pockets are the leeks. These pastries are bursting to the seams with this aromatic herb, also known as garlic chives. Yes, the plant has a very powerful aroma. It’s got a very biting taste, so I would caution using less rather than more when cooking with it. Here’s a lovely recipe for chive pockets.

If you want to go organic, you can even grow your own leeks. They can tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions. In fact, my mom used to grow clumps of them in her garden. Just make sure to divide and replant them every three years or so.

Fun fact: I grew up eating scrambled eggs with chives.

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  1. Veronica Roth says

    Oh, that’s a nice way to use up some of my garlic chives. (At the moment they’re trying to take over a corner of the garden!) :D Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

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