Thursday, January 14, 2010

Potato Leek Soup

OK, here goes my first blog post this soup is adapted from Julia Child's recipe & is just wonderful!

Potato Leek Soup

6 Large Potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 Large Leeks, washed and coarsely chopped
½ cup finely chopped Onion
¼ cup finely chopped carrot
¼ cup finely chopped celery
2 Tbls butter
6 cups chicken stock or water
1 cup heavy cream
Water to cover if needed
Kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper

          Sautee the onion, carrot and celery in the butter until softened, but not browned. Add the leeks and potatoes, and cover with chicken stock and additional water if necessary. Add a tsp of salt & half a tsp of freshly ground pepper, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, and simmer for about 1 hour.
          Remove pot from heat, and puree as much as desired (I use an immersion blender). Add the cream and stir, and check seasonings.

Serve immediately, or chill & you have Vichyssoise! 

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