Leek and Potato Soup

New Leek and Potato Soup

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Well darnit. the don has contracted his annual upper respiratory virus. And as my grandmother Eva used to say…There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of warm soup when you’re down and out. So I whipped up this yummy delight this afternoon to calm his aches and my pains nerves. I’m not a great nurse. Patience is not my virtue. TD likes to say that I have plenty of patience; as I’ve never used any! PtotheS…This is one of my go to appetizers for a fall/winter dinner party…hence the pic shows it served in a demitasse! Heck, I served it straight up in a mug today!

3 Tbs butter
1 sweet onion, chopped
3 leeks, sliced
4 small white potatoes, skinned and cubed
3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
2 Tbs snipped chives, as garnish

Melt butter in small soup pot over medium heat.
Add onion, leeks, and potatoes.
Sauté gently for 2 to 3 minutes, until softened, but not browned.
Pour in stock.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.

Transfer mixture to food processor.
Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
Season with salt and pepper.
Serve in bowl, mug or demitasse.
Garnish with chives.

*May add 6 oz shredded Cheddar or Parmesan cheese.
To do so: After processing, return soup to pot; add cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

Serves 6 in soup bowls or mugs and 20 in demitasse or shot glasses.

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