The snow has brought the city to a shut down, well practically. Lucky us, we got out and played in it and it gave us an excuse for yet another batch of delicious soup. This week it’s organic leek and potato soup. So easy, so simple in its ingredients, and so comforting. I can’t stop eating it……amazingly good.
There are many leek soup recipes out there, but I sorta patched together the ingredients that sounded
the best and this is what I came up with. You must try this at home!
LEEK & POTATO SOUP
4 Tablespoons butter
6 leeks, cleaned and sliced
6-8 small potatoes chopped (use what you have, I don’t peel, there’s vitamins in there!)
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups chicken broth/or veggie (I used chicken cubes and it turned the soup darker than it should have but still utterly tasty)
2 cups heavy whipping cream/or half/half (I used one of each)
2 teaspoons fresh parsley or your favorite fresh
6 Tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese on soup bowls
In a medium pot, saute the chopped leeks in the butter until they have become wilted. Then add the potatoes, broth, cream, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat until the potatoes or tender when pierced. Remove the leeks and potatoes from broth and place in a regular blender, or just use your immersion blender to puree the soup. Place back in pot and heat to serve. This was just perfect. The consistency wasn’t too soupy, or too creamy. Just heavenly imho! ;-)
I topped with some crumbling of bleu cheese and found it absolutely perfect. Not too often I feel this good about my soups. Though I left the skin on the potatoes and left a few stranded ones unblended, I
love having a tiny few textures in this soup versus it being blended into a smoothie. But you do what is best for your palette. And I totally encourage the organic route at all times. Grow it yourself if you can. There is some magic in that.
I made more of that herb bread and played with the recipe. Instead of using parmesan cheese since I was out, I substituted it for Jarlsberg! I know, I
know…sounds nutty but it was fabulous. Honestly, I have actually finally fallen back in love with the bread machine I have left in the dark cupboard for 9 years! Whew, glad I woke up!
The smell was divine! The dogs jumped for joy, and I peacefully got a lot of work done! Happy tails all about the house.
We threw on some Nelly Furtado, but we weren’t feeling it. Then we threw on some Sarah McLaughlin, but we weren’t feeling that either. So we threw on some Austin Lounge Lizards of all the silly things and believe it or not, we just needed to laugh!! A Sense of humor is without question………mandatory!
Wore my plain ol’ white nondescript made in China apron. Cuz it hadn’t really ever been worn. Was purchased for some test driving monogramming but never got around to it……….until now. Hmm, maybe a Laughing Lizard Logo! I’m beginning to feel it!