Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Homemade Potato Leak Soup

Sunday night we had some of my boyfriend's family over for dinner. We decided to make a hearty soup to dunk some bread in. We wanted to use up the leeks that came in our CSA box, so we decided on a potato leak soup. I love the texture of a potato based soup after mixing in a blender. The boyfriend has a hard time eating a veggie-based dinner, so we added some sausages to round out the meal.

3-4 leeks - chopped
1 onion
6-7 Yukon Gold potatoes - chopped
4 cups stock
1 T heavy cream (can sub w/ coconut milk)
salt & pepper

1. Saute the onion and chopped leaks in EVOO, stirring frequently for about 5-7 minutes.
2. Add chopped potatoes and saute another 5-7 minutes.
3. Add stock and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 25-30 minutes
4. Blend batches of soup in blender and put back on heat (I used a separate pot since it was about 3 blenders full!)
5. Add cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Serve with crusty hunks of yummy bread!

This soup was delicious and even better warmed up the next day. This recipe made about 7 big servings.

What's your favorite homemade soup? Do you like to dunk hunks of bread in your soup?

1 comment:

  1. Going to try that this weekend. It looks delish. I love the gentle flavor of leeks.

    My favorite soup is cream of broccoli. Maybe I will add that recipe on Sunday for my Sunday Special blog entry. It is perfect with a croissant.

    Thanks for the recipe