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Potato and Leeks Soup

Finally, it is soup season. And for your enjoyment, one of my favorites.

3/4 cup leeks (white and light green portions only), sliced (*Trader Joe’s has leeks in the freezer section, cleaned and sliced. So nice*)
2 tablespoons butter (optional)
4 medium potatoes, peeled and the cubbed
salt
pepper
finely sliced scallions for garnish (optional)

 

Instructions
Heat the butter in a pan and add the leeks. Cook over medium heat, stirring until softened. Pour in about two cups of water or two cups of Chicken Broth. Add the potatoes and season with salt and a little pepper. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, the potatoes and leeks should be mushy.
With immersion blender blend leaks and potatoes into a creamy soup. Add 1/4 of milk or heavy cream. Sprinkle with sliced scallions, if you like. I always add a bit of Irish cheddar to my soup.

 

Enjoy!

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