Roasted Leeks (seriously these are soooo gooood)

From Anna B:  Ah local veggies. You are so tasty, it’s like cheating. It’s an extremely easy recipe, but if anybody substitutes produce from California I cannot guarantee the results. 

Equipment: baking pan, brush (optional)

Olive oil
Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the root and too-fibrous green ends off the leeks and cut in half lengthwise. Rinse or soak to
remove sand and dirt. Pat dry.

Place cut side down in oiled baking pan. Brush with more oil. Sprinkle
with salt and pepper.
Bake until they start to brown and your kitchen smells so good you can’t stand it. (around 30 min? I don’t remember if I timed it)
Serve warm.

You could baste them with broth (or maybe more oil?) to keep the outer layer
from drying, but I don’t bother.