Sunday, December 09, 2007

Potato Leek Soup Tutorial - YUM!

Winter is here and it is finally beginning to feel like Christmas. This weekend it rained like crazy here in Los Angeles (rain is our snow) and that means homemade soup and cozy sweatpants.

Here is my recipe for Potato and Leek soup - so yummy!

Eddie and I in the kitchen. He loves my soup!

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6 medium potatos
2 leeks
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
dash pepper
4 cups organic chicken broth
2 cups whole milk or half and half if you dare
1/2 cup cream fraiche

1. Chop off the tops and ends of the leeks, leaving the white section. Keep a handful of the tops and discard the remaining tops and ends.

2. Slice the leeks (see the above pics) and crush the garlic.

3. In a stock pot, add the butter, leeks and garlic. Heat on low/med until soft.

4. Peel and chop the potatos into small cubes.

5. Add chicken stock, salt and potatos to the pot. Toss the a handful of tops into the pot. Bring to a boil and cook until tender.

6. Once cooked, remove the tops with tongs.

7. Remove from heat and very slowly add a small amount of the milk. Blending well, continue adding milk and add the cream fraiche at the end.

8. Ladle all but 1 cup of the soup into a glass blender (or use an immersion blender or a food processor) Puree until smooth.

9. Add the un-pureed cup to the soup and ladle into soup bowls. Top of with fresh ground pepper and a few chopped chives.

Enjoy and cuddle up,



  1. Whew!
    When I saw the top picture of you two, my initial thought was, 'Wow! Steve really looks different up close!' LOL
    I read both this blog and the CJ blog and was confused where I was for a moment.

    Now that I know who it is, I see how cute a couple you two are.

    Soups on!

  2. Thanks!

    Kind of a funny picture, just making soup in the kitchen in our pj's - that is why I love it.

    If you eat bacon? Crispy bacon crumbles are delicious mixed into the soup.

  3. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Made the soup tonight! "Yum", just like you said.

    ps. I added the bacon and it added a rich flavor.

  4. Anonymous7:41 PM

    Just wanted to let you know that I am not the Sandy from the first post. Although, I am sure she will be making it too.


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