Potato Leek Soup

AA1E9BEF-1606-4BF9-AB91-26F99525C81F

I can officially say that I like Leeks after tasting this Potato Leek Soup! It is a delicious creamy potato soup with leeks instead of onion. It gives the normal potato soup a makeover since leeks are a cross between an onion and garlic. I know itโ€™s hot outside but the leeks only grow here in the summer. Give this recipe a try for a delicious change in your normal potato soup because it was fabulous!

Source: http://www.allrecipes.com

 

EF62022E-28EA-402C-AD2B-C9AE47C00D9C

Ingredients

 

16A1DCC4-F6F2-4748-9C8E-139EF48B3D9F

In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat and add the leeks.

Cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes

or until the leeks are cooked and tender.

 

2794A042-826B-4E72-AF7D-3EA089EBE68B

Whisk the cornstarch and chicken broth together.

 

3BF441CF-7FAE-4942-ABB4-7ECAAC4AB4C5

Pour the broth mixture into the leeks.

 

67315C5B-9EDE-4CCE-89B5-579093A93C2F

Add the potatoes.

 

368F0DF9-EE24-4D98-B816-103410D87983

Add salt and pepper.

 

062FA529-4A10-4329-99CE-8AC4E9F7A841

Bring to a boil.

 

5718DAE9-F135-4754-8F74-66BA6576C90B

Add the cream and stir.

Reduce the heat to a simmer.

 

68285743-CAF1-49C7-AB52-53133D8B25A1

Simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

 

AA1E9BEF-1606-4BF9-AB91-26F99525C81F

Serve immediately.

 

 

Potato Leek Soup

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

AA1E9BEF-1606-4BF9-AB91-26F99525C81F

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Directions

  1. In a large pot melt the butter. Add the sliced leeks and cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes until leeks are tender and cooked through.
  2. Whisk the cornstarch and chicken broth together and add to the broth.
  3. Add potatoes, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender then serve.

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

 

 

 

Advertisements

27 Comments »

  1. Leeks are grown in holes watered hard and regular and harvested large as an arm after first frost. This gives the leek that real taste of worth. Like sprouts they have not much about them until the touch of frost hits the gardens. French onion soup first followed later by leek soup.ill try pototo leek soup from your recipe in September. Leeks can be harvested without frost I grant you but once tried never again will leeks be served before. The garden leek came from Roman occupation in England. When julious Fabricious sub prefect of the Weild owned my lower river field

    Liked by 2 people

      • Leeks go sweeter after frost. Same as Brussel sprouts do. Good winter veg cooked and buttered then in oven with meat for last half hour. Served with smoked bacon bit crispy and help yourself at table. Leeks are good fresh or winter kept for table. Bank them up to keep white the blanching and little frost helps. Plant enough last all winter with care. Pick when needed. You may need old fashioned types from seed as now these terrible self blanching leeks have white two inch and green after that. Must be the other way around for us. 2 feet of white two inch of green and then leaves.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s