Boil 1 dozen small onions and 4 leeks in salted water until tender; drain. Heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter. Stir in 1 tablespoonful of flour until smooth but not brown; then add 1/2 pint of rich milk; season highly with pepper, and salt to taste. Add the onions; let boil up and serve.
Dishes & Beverages of the Old South, by Martha McCulloch Williams (Year 1913)