Thursday, November 3, 2011

Potato and Leek Soup

Nature has already proven it is soup season. The combination of snow just in time for trick or treating, shorter days and the crisp air is perfect for soup and other soul warming comfort foods. We had some leftovers from Mandi's potato and leek pizza, so I decided to make potato and leek soup. It's really easy. 

You'll need leeks...

...and potatoes.

Chop the light green and white parts of the leeks into small slivers.

Ah color gradients...first love as an art major. 

Mandi sauteed some onion and garlic to bacon grease of course.

Add potatoes, leeks, some chicken stock, onions, garlic, and butter.

Bring to a boil and let simmer for 25 minutes. I added salt, pepper, dill and some red pepper flakes for seasoning. Then add some milk and blend well. You can mash with a potato masher for a chunkier version or blend smooth with a food processor an immersion blender. A gift from my amazing friend Eden. <3

so fun to use. 

Oh, and as a last touch I had some fresh corn I cooked and added at the end. It made the soup have a good balance of savory and sweet, with a kick from the red pepper flakes too. I am not sure now if that makes this soup more of a chowda as they say it here...

Garnish with green onion, cheese and bacon.

We have many months of "soup" weather ahead of us. What are some of your favorite soups?


1 comment:

  1. this. make this for me now!!!! yum yum