It's pretty quick and easy to make. I also like the fact that it makes just 4 servings, so you don't have a stockpot full of soup for only 2 people. Leftovers are great, but I prefer not to eat the same thing for an entire week.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. The weather here in Wisconsin was amazing, with highs in the 60s. I should have done something outside, but instead I cooked and watched movies which was enjoyable.
I would recommend all three films that I watched, which includes Your Sister's Sister, First Position and Peace, Love and Misunderstanding. Now that we've joined this decade and purchased a blu-ray player, it's so much easier to watch movies instantly on Netflix and Amazon.
I have a hard time using all the potatoes I get in my CSA boxes. In fact, I think the potatoes I used in this recipe were from at least a few weeks ago, but they stored very well.
As I was wandering the winter farmers' market on Saturday, I realized that I'm now much more aware of the wide variety of produce available because of my CSA membership.
For example, I saw vendors selling carola potatoes, and komatsuna and tatsoi greens which I previously would not have recognized and likely would not have purchased. Just one more benefit to being a CSA member!
Potato Leek Soup
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 large leeks, chopped and cleaned (using only the white and pale green parts)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 lbs potatoes, peeled, chopped into 1/2" pieces
- 1/8 teaspoon of marjoram
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- In a large sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add leeks, salt and pepper. Cover pan, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add water, broth, potatoes, and dried herbs. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender until smooth. Add a few dashes of chili sauce, if desired, and salt & pepper, to taste.
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