Leek & Potato Soup
I first had this soup in Fredericksburg, TX and bought the cookbook just for this one. YUMMMM
1Cut off root end of leeks. Cut into small pieces and wash well (they can be very dirty) - Use as much of the tender green as possible and all of the white.
2Using a large soup pot, melt butter and add leeks. Saute until tender - cut potatoes into fairly large pieces
3Add chicken broth, salt and pepper and cut potatoes - simmer until potatoes are "mashing" consistency
4Using a potato masher, in the soup pot - literally smash the potatoes - leaving some small "chunks" You don't want mashed potatoes.
5Add half and half - stir well --- season with more salt and pepper to taste.
6This can be served like a baked potato with cheese, sour cream and chives on top if desired.