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Thursday, February 28, 2008
potato leek soup

and you thought i was kidding about the cooking!

this is my dad's recipe that i always crave in the middle of winter because its very thick and filling* and reminds me of home (awwwww).

leeks are kinda wierd, but you can't really taste them in the soup, so i still put them in the soup. they must do something for it.. who knows? anyway, they look like this beforehand (i forgot to take a picture of the pre-chopped leeks):
you only eat the whitish-green tube and throw everything else out. and make sure you wash them thoroughly because they have sand hidden in their crevices. weird, i know.

other than that, this soup is easy to make and pretty fast - you just need a pot and a blender and you're all set!

potato & leek soup (from the kitchen of k-hugz)
2 T unsalted butter
4-6 leeks, chopped
1 1/4 lbs peeled potatoes, thinly sliced
5 cups chicken broth (~2 cans)
1/2 cup heavy cream

1. chop leeks into little pieces and place in saucepan with butter over low heat. cook until tender (about 20 minutes), stirring occasionally.
step 1 - cook leeks

mmm leeks
mmmm... leeks...

2. while the leeks are cooking, slice potatoes thinly - the thinness should be relative to how impatient you are

step 2 - slice potatoes

3. when leeks are tender, add potatoes, chicken broth and heavy cream. bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft (about 20-30 minutes, depending on the thinness).

4. pour into blender and blend until creamy.
uh.. step 5?  finished soup!

5. bake some oatmeal bread
step 6 - bake some bread

6. devour :)
step 7 - enjoy!

* thats what she said.

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