potato leek soup

after reading a few different recipes, i came up with my own... and it was really quite good.

3 leeks, white parts and 1" of green cleaned well and sliced
5 new red potatoes cubed
5 cloves of garlic minced
2 tablespoons basil
3 tablesppons butter or olive oil
4 cups water
4 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

in a large pot saute leeks and garlic in the oil. once hey are soft and begin to look clear add the stock and water. bring to a boil and add the potatoes, basil, salt and pepper. cook until the potatoes are soft.

remove from heat and puree half of the soup and return to pot.

serve with grated asiago cheese.

I made this soup on Thursday night, and ended up not eating it until friday and it is amazing. I hope this recipe makes sense, it is hard to come up with amounts when you just kinda throw it all together. You can use vegetable broth instead of chicken.

Posted by karine on November 01, 2003 | TrackBack
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