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"Good soup for a cold day. I have mixed in some heavy cream or a small can of cream of celery or chicken,or someone else said sour cream to thicken it a little. Try it with a loaf of crispy sourdough ."
You can make this classic French soup in many different ways. Leave the vegetables whole and cook them in water alone for the most rustic version, enriched only with a little butter at serving time. For an even richer, more elegant variation, puree the soup in a food mill, food processor or blender, then stir in about one cup (8 fl oz/250ml) light (single) cream and gently rewarm.
Chill that cream soup and you have a classic vichyssoise The hot puree is also good with some shredded Swiss or Cheddr cheese stirred in tat the last minute. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the leeks and saute just until they begin to soften, 3- 5 minutes. Add the stock and potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the potatoes are very tender, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Ladle into warmed bowls and garnish with the chives.
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Bradorge1 1 year agoLoved it! Added a little garlic, onion and finished with a splash of cream!!!
skroseberg 1 year agoWe enjoyed this best blended.
sb8 2 years agoThis was great...a more slimming version is to cut out the cream and add a slice of bread, whisk or blend and it instantly thickens the soup.
gumbobill 3 years agoGood soup for a cold day. I have mixed in some heavy cream or a small can of cream of celery or chicken,or someone else said sour cream to thicken it a little. Try it with a loaf of crispy sourdough .
MinnaPepina 3 years agoRecipe lacks flavor & some creaminess would be nice. What takes the cake is the commenter below. 'I loved your Leek & Potato Soup, just without the leeks & potatoes.' What on earth????
Seanjohnstone 3 years agoI took the leek and potato out and it tastes lovely
Eaharris5 4 years agoLove it & even 1 of my very fussy children loves it & takes it to school for lunch
Lazydame 4 years agoEasy, cheap and yum. I will be making this again.
lisacrooke 4 years agoThis was very easy and flavorful. I was a little short on leeks so I added a shallot. I also blended it to a creamy texture and I added 2tsp of sour cream, 1/4 cup of half and half as well as 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese. YUMMY!
fts003 4 years agoFast and simple. For something different I added carrots, also good.