Friday, 30 November 2012

Perfect Potato & Luscious Leek Soup....



The other day...I decided it was time for some soup...

I had always wanted to make Potato Leek soup....

One of the blogs I follow  "The Crafty Gardener"...inspired me, with her recipe...to get started...

Her recipe was very easy to follow...[in my sidebar]

I "tweeked" it a bit...to suit my tastes...

I prefer a lot of seasoning in my soup...

After thinly slicing the leeks...[2..white and pale green parts only]

Softening them in butter...[you decide how much]

I added the chopped celery...[3 stalks with leaves]

I also included the celery leaves....as I find they add a ton of flavour...

Generous amounts of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper...

Sauteed those ingredients until tender...

Added the chicken broth, and water...[3 cups broth...1 water]

Added the diced potatoes...[LOTS...as i love them..5-6]

Some dried Thyme...

A few Bay Leaves...

More Pepper...:o) 

Bring to a boil...then....

Let that simmer until the potatoes are tender...

That took quite a while...but well worth the wait....

Added the milk...[2 cups]

Simmer again...[do not boil]

When fully cooked, you may puree 1/2 of the mixture...and add back to the soup...

I did not puree mine...

I used my potato masher...just to break down the potatoes...

Enjoyed with some fresh crusty bread...

Delicious!!!

Bon Apetit...  


 
     











Nothing better on a cold Winters night...

          Thanks for the inspiration Linda [AKA Crafty Gardener]

                  Hope you all are having a great day...

                     Off to feed the cats...ONE  last time...

                        And to get our Tree...HO HO HO!!!!

                             Driving to the cottage tomorrow,see what's happening
                                     out there...

           Have a great evening...

               Lamb Chops and Wild Rice are on the menu...
   
                      With a Greek Avacado salad on the side...yummo!!!  



                                                 Cheers!   :o)
                                     linda

6 comments:

  1. that soup looks wonderful! I'm like you...love it full of flavor and chunky! Gorgeous photos, too...just like a cookbook! :)

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    1. Thanks Betsy...It was very good...hearty...we garnished with chopped green onions...
      I like the way the leek looks like it is glistening with juiciness...

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    1. It was Bev...where have you been??

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  3. So glad you enjoyed the recipe and made it your own by adding things you like.

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    1. Thanks Linda, it was really delicious...sometimes I like to take "creative license" with others recipes...glad you don't mind!!

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