Country Style Potato-Leek Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6 to 8
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4-5 pounds leeks, sliced into 1-inch pieces (11 cups)
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 5¼ cups broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1¾ pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • salt and pepper
  1. Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Stir in leeks, increase heat to medium, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally. Cook 15-20 minutes, until leeks are tender; do not brown. Sprinkle flour over leeks and cook until flour dissolves, about 2 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to high and gradually add broth, whisking constantly. Add bay leaf and potatoes, cover, and bring to boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are almost tender, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit 10 to 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender and flavors meld. Discard bay leaf; season with salt and pepper.
The recipe suggests using red potatoes, but I used russet. It also calls for chicken broth, while I used vegetable broth because The Child doesn't eat meat. Finally, although I technically had bay leaves on hand, they were two years past the expiration date and thus, seemed an unwise choice; I tossed in some fairly fresh thyme instead and it was delicious.
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