A nice potato leek soup recipe to try !
- 3 leeks
- 4 potatoes, quartered
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup light cream
- 1 qt. water or chicken stock
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh chopped chervil
- 2 tbsp. each chopped celery and shallots
- 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
- parsley, to garnish
Firsf of all peel and quarter the potatoes.
Prepare the leeks by removing the green portions, reserving for another use if desired. Cut down the center lengthwise and wash thoroughly. Chop the white portions finely and sauté lightly with the chopped shallots in half the butter for 5-7 minutes.
And then add 1 quart of water or chicken stock, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, celery, the quartered potatoes, and simmer 20-25 minutes.
Next is to remove potatoes and leeks to a small bowl, reserving using a potato masher, mash to a puree in return the puree to the cooking water. Stir in the milk, cream, and remaining butter, reheating one minute if needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley and croutons. The potato leek soup recipe is ready to serve...nice !