Thursday, October 7, 2010

Potato Leek Soup

It's that time of year again! Soup season. I made my favorite potato leek soup for the first time this fall, and we already finished it off this morning for breakfast. This soup is incredibly inexpensive and easy to make-- the less ingredients the better. I am a garlic fiend, yet I found the addition of garlic (and other herbs and spices) to actually hinder this particular soup's simple deliciousness. Here's how to make it! It's my version of this recipe.

2 tbs. unsalted butter (real butter, no chemical nonsense)
3 leeks, cleaned and thinly sliced
1 large white onion, chopped
8 russet potatoes, thinly sliced
3 1/2 cups chicken broth (veggie broth can be substituted)
a splash of milk or cream
sea salt and pepper to taste

Start the soup by sauteing the leeks and onions in the butter until they become limp and start to brown. Add the sliced taters. Pour in chicken or veggie broth just under the potatoes' level. (I like a thick, chowdery soup. You can always add in more broth later if you desire.) Simmer the concoction for fifteen minutes and then start mashing with a potato masher, hand-blender, or machete. Whatever you have on hand. When the soup has reached the desired consistency, pour in that splash of milk and stir. Next, season to taste with that sea salt and pepper!

See? So easy, so fast, so delicious. It makes for excellent leftovers and tastes wonderful with crusty bread.


  1. Please mail a quart + 1 mid-sized machete to Canadia, pronto.

    yours truly,

  2. oh nice! i am so making this for lunch tomorrow! saving!



  3. Okay, please stop making my stomach growl. I'm not sure I believe you about the garlic, though.

    Oh, and just so you know, I've nominated you for a One Lovely Blog award! You can find out about it here:

  4. Thanks for the recipe- now post the Swedish meatball recipe! Your public awaits it!

  5. mmmh... Looks Yummy! Thank you for the recipe.
    xx, Alice from bells and whistles :)

  6. you know how i LOVE potato soup!! i'm making up at batch of this tonight, so all i'll have to do is reheat, add a ridiculous amount of cheese and enjoy after the pumpkin patch tomorrow!! oh, and i'm plannin on coming your way next week : ) dun, dun, DDDDUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNN


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