Recipe of the Week

Recipe of the Week
Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boiling potatos, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lb leeks, washed and sliced
  • (remove the dark green top and use only the white part. It usually takes a couple of good sized leeks.)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups of milk
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (I did not use this in the soup you had….)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives

Directions

  • Melt butter over medium heat in large saucepan. Add vegetables, cover and cook for 5 – 7 minutes stirring frequently. Add stock, ½ cup milk, bay leaf, parsley, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 25-30 minutes. Discard bay leaf and let soup cool for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Transfer mixture to a blender in small batches and process until smooth. Heat the puree in a saucepan over medium heat and stir in the remaining 2 cups of milk.
  • Swirl in 1 Tbsp of half and half before serving (optional…I don’t do that) and sprinkle with chives.

Serves 8

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