Friday, February 01, 2013

Leak and Potato Soup

I don't know about you, but I almost always like to have a homemade soup on hand, especially in the winter. Its so convenient to take for lunch or to have ready for dinner. I get this from my grandmother who always has a vegetable soup of some kind.

I picked this soup to make for my friend L  because I thought I had leaks. Unfortunately they had gone bad, so I had to go out and buy some more, but it was worth it. This soup is nice and filling and is a great comfort food during these dreary cold months of winter. Especially this year with temperatures dipping to -40.  I got the recipe from Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer and and Marion Rombauer, an all time favourite.

Emily said she has recently discovered- and fell in love with- leaks, so maybe she will give this soup a try!


  • 5 large leeks
  • 3 large potatoes (or 5 medium potatoes)- I actually used new potatoes. I washed them and didn't even peel them.
  • 5 cup of stock- or chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper to taste


Clean leeks, remove ends, & chop into 1/4" disks. Saute in butter until softened. Peel & slice potatoes (I skipped this step); add stock, salt & pepper & potatoes to leeks; simmer 30 minutes or until potatoes are softened. Using a stick blender, blend soup together. Over low heat, add cream and stir until incorporated.

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