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Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Your favourite winter meal/ recipe?" Potato Leek Soup

My Favorite Winter Meal is Potato Leek Soup
I love this soup.
It is from the Peach Tree Tea Room Cookbook in Fredericksburg, Texas. I have had this cookbook for probably 20 years.

Here is what you will need:
3 lbs of Potatoes
3 leeks or about 6 cups chopped
6 tablespoons of butter
6 to 8 cups of water or chicken broth
1 cup of half and half or evaporated milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garnish with sour cream and chives

And the recipe:

Peel and Cube Potatoes and Wash and Trim Leeks. In a large stockpot, melt butter and add leeks, lightly cooking on medium heat. Add potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer until potatoes are tender. Approximately 45 minutes. Add half and half or evaporated milk and heat before serving. Garnish with sour cream and chives. 
Enjoy!

What is your favorite winter meal/recipe?

I had fun looking for great photos of leeks:

Photo courtesy of www.ifood.tv

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4 Comments:

Blogger Beth Cyr said...

mmm, i love potato and leek soup. I've been thinking of leeks a lot recently... great photos!

February 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Andes Cruz said...

ooooo~ your recipe sounds so good too :) clearly, there are plenty of us soup makers in the group! :) yum!

February 20, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Erin Austin said...

Yum. I love potato leak soup as well but I add some bacon... Cook the bacon and then saute the leeks in the bacon drippings. Not the healthiest alternative, but oh so tasty!

Lovely photographs.

February 20, 2011 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Jewelry by Natsuko said...

I never cooked leek before... I have to try this recipe, sounds so yummy! beautiful pictures too. thank you so much for sharing:) ~Natsuko

February 20, 2011 at 1:21 PM  

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