Leek and Potato Soup

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J is a chef, and I can’t cook to save my life. It was a fun combination for a while (I eat like a queen!) but over time the one-sidedness has gotten pretty old. So, J is teaching me to cook some basics and you, lucky reader, get to learn too. We started with something that’s easy and delicious; leek and potato soup!

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You need:

3 leeks

1 large onion

4-5 cloves of garlic

2-3 large potatoes

Vegetable stock

Salt & pepper

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Start by prepping your vegetables. Finely chop the onion, garlic cloves and leeks. Cut the potatoes into cubes and set aside in a bowl of water.

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Heat a large pot on medium setting with a small amount of cooking oil. Once it is heated pour in the onions and cook until they are soft. Do not brown the onions! You want them to stay white/clear. Putting a glass lid on the pot helps cook the onions through but without burning them.

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When your onions are cooked add the garlic and leeks and continue heating, stirring regularly.

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Once the veggies are all warmed through add 5 cups of water with vegetable stock (we used a powdered kind, if you use a liquid stock balance it with water to equal 5 cups) and throw in the potatoes. Let simmer until the potatoes are cooked through. Add salt and pepper to taste, then blend with a hand blender until smooth and you’re done! So easy and soooo good!

2 comments

  1. […] Last year we planted a bunch of leek seeds that sprouted into fine grass-like babies, which we then shifted outside into a planter where they did absolutely nothing all season. We figured they were a fail but just left them over the winter anyways. Well, patience is a virtue because when J took the planters from last year down, he harvested all these lovely leeks! They will make a nice leek and potato soup! […]

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