leek & potato soup

★★★★★ 1
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By Jane Sutton
from Calabash, NC

I make this soup quite often as my family love it.It goes well with plain Irish soda bread and being Irish whats not to like about potatoes lol!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For leek & potato soup

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 lb
    potatoes (yukon)
  • 1 lb
    leeks (white & pale green only)washed & cleaned good
  • 1
    onion (chopped)
  • 2
    celery sticks( chopped)
  • 5 c
    chicken stock
  • 21/2 c
    whole milk
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced parsley
  • salt & white pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    half &half
  • 1/4 c
    chopped chives (to sprinkle on top)

How To Make leek & potato soup

  • 1
    In large saucepan melt butter over medium heat.Add vegetables cover pot and let cook 5-7mins.stirring often.Add chicken stock and 1/2cup milk bay leaf,parsley,salt and pepper.Turn down heat to low cover and let simmer till vegetables are tender about 25-30mins. Remove the bay leaf and let soup cool for 10-15mins.In a blender add soup in batches and puree till smooth.Return to pot and reheat over medium heat,Stir in remaining 2cups milk reheat till nice and hot.Serve in warm soup bowls and swirl in a tablespoon of half & half sprinkle with chopped chives. Enjoy! :)

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