Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Potato Leek Soup



I thought all the cold weather was gone. We had a whole week of 95 degree days a couple of weeks ago and then WHAM - back to 50 and 60's and rain! Rain, Rain and more Rain. Just when I thought it was safe to pack up my soup recipes - Wham - I want to bring them out again.

This past weekend - I knew just what soup I wanted! Potato Leek Soup always hits the spot in our house.

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Leeks, Washed and chopped
1 large sweet onion, chopped
4 cups vegetable broth
2 small, all-purpose potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 cups milk, I used 1 percent
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Dash of curry powder, optional

In a large nonstick saucepan or Dutch oven, melt the butter. Add the leeks and onion. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes.

Add the broth and potatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Stir in the milk, pepper and curry powder. Heat to desired temperature.

Put in blender or blend with hand held blender in pot.

Enjoy on your next rainy day--- don't forget to top with cheese or popcorn!

5 comments:

Robin Sue said...

There's that red mug again and it can only mean a very good soup is in there! We love potato leek soup.

Sheila said...

I have never had potato leek soup; I like the combination of sweet onions and leeks.

I have enjoyed the rain and cold weather but we certainly need something to warm us up. We have turned off the heat but it has gotten fairly chilly some of these recently past nights.

Debbie said...

Us too....rain and on the coolish side. But that soup looks like it would warm the soul.

noble pig said...

Oh yum. Being the potato queen...umm I love it.

Sabrina said...

You're right. Soup is back in. This recipe looks good.