Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Potato and Leek Soup

I have been wanting to make potato and leek soup for a long time, it just sounds like a great soup to have on a cold winter night. So I got all the ingredients when I did my grocery shopping and finally got around to make it on Monday night for supper and it turned out great!

Here are the pictures of it; I have now posted the recipe.

3 leeks, chopped
1 1/2 cups of carrots, diced
1 1/2 cups of celery, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup fried bacon, chopped
2 Tbs. butter
2 cups milk
8 cups chicken broth
12-16 red potatoes, washed and diced
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. parsley
3 Tbs. cornstarch

In a large pot add broth, spices and bay leaves; turn heat to medium. Drizzle a large skillet with olive oil and fry potatoes until barely done, do the same with leeks, carrots and celery and add all to the large pot. Fry onions with butter and/or bacon. Add to pot. Simmer for 10 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are at the point of being tender with out loosing their shape. Add milk and thicken. To prevent lumps pour 2 Tbs into a small tupperware container, add cornstarch, shake vigorously, then add this mixture to the soup. Simmer for another few minutes and serve.


Anonymous said...

Those are awesome soup bowls! Where are they from?

Miller's Memos said...

The soup bowls are from Ikea, they are just the right size for one serving of soup and you can cover it to keep it warm until you eat it!

Anonymous said...

You do so well keeping your blog up and thanks for the reminder again to look at it! I am awful when it comes to blogging as forget to do it! And, as you can see, don't get our Picasa Web album updated very well, either! Thanks for sharing!!! Love you! Lorna

Neisha said...

yumm, looks good

Lani said...

I didn't even notice the bowls until Moni pointed them out, and now I want some, too. ;)

We had our first experience with potato and leek soup this fall. A guy we know grew some leeks organically and gave us some to try. The soup was AWESOME! I'll maybe have to use your recipe, though, as I'm not sure what I did with the one I used. Probably in some stack on my countertop somewhere. You've seen them (the stacks). Could be awhile. Ha.

Neisha said...

I made this soup tonight...yum! We didn't have much left, it is so good and will be a family favorite for sure. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Miller's Memos said...

You're welcome Neisha! Glad you liked it.

Anonymous said...

yum!! I tried your recipe tonight and it quickly became a favorite!! so easy but yet so good!! thanks so much for sharing your blog and recipes!! look forward to more!
andrea r

Little Miss Nobody said...

Hi! Didn't know you were checking my site until Jane told me you thought it needed updating! THis looks like an yummy soup recipe. I'll have to try it!