Friday, September 22, 2006

Potato Leek Soup

I made the best and easiest Potato Leek Soup today!! I bought some leeks at the grocery store on Monday because I wanted to make this soup. But when I searched All Recipes yesterday, all the recipes I found were very fattening. So, I came up with this very tasty version on my own.

Leeks supply plenty of potassium, some folic acid, beta-carotene (in the green stems) and vitamin C. Although less beneficial than onions, leeks may help to reduce cholesterol levels and may offer some protection against cancer. Leeks also assist the body in the disposing of uric acid and so are beneficial to those who suffer from arithitis.

So, eat and enjoy!!!

Potato Leek Soup

3 medium leek(s)
4 medium potato(es)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cup fat-free half and half
4 cup fat-free chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste

Peel and dice potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Cut dark green tops off of leeks, thinly slice leeks, place in a collander, rinse and drain. Add butter to dutch oven that is over med-high heat. When butter is melted, add leeks and saute until tender. Add potatoes and broth (reserve about 1/4 cup of broth for later). Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. In a separate bowl, add cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup of broth. Stir together until incorpated and there are no lumps. Stir half and half into soup and then add the cornstarch mixture. Let it thicken (about 1 minute) and then taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

6 servings.


Kelli said...

I have been craving potato soup and I think I will pick up a few leeks at the grocery store this week and try your recipe. It sounds so good!

Tammy said...

I made this soup last night. Of course, I can't ever seem to follow a recipe though!

I used 5 potatoes, with two leeks, and added 2 cloves of garlic, a few shakes of garlic salt, and some parsley flakes. It was delicious!!!

theups said...

Yum, Tammy!!! Your recipe sounds GREAT!! I, too, have a hard time sticking to a recipe!! LOL!! That's what makes a recipe "yours" when you change it a bit. After all, you have to make it 1)according to what's in your fridge and 2) according to what your family likes!! :)

I'm so glad that you posted your version!! YUMMMMMM!!! I'm going to have to try it!!

Mrs. U


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