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Potato Leek Soup (Serves 4-6)
courtesy of Simply Recipes

Potato leek soup is so easy to make and delicious too. This recipe can be prepared in 40 minutes or less. I sometimes add a little white wine or sherry to the pot when the leeks are simmering in the butter for a little extra flavor, but if you do that, than omit the hot sauce at the end. Lemon is a nice addition too! Serve with a big piece of crusty bread!

Ingredients
2-3 large leeks, cut lengthwise, separate, clean. Use only the white and pale green parts, chop.
2 Tbsp butter
2 cups water
2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)*
2 lbs potatoes, peeled, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
Marjoram - dash
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Tabasco sauce or other red chili sauce
Salt & Pepper

Method
  1. Cook leeks in butter with salt and pepper in a medium sized sauce pan. Cover pan, cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Check often. Do not brown leeks! Browning will give leeks a burnt taste.
  2. Add water, broth, and potatoes. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Scoop about half of the soup mixture into a blender, puree and return to pan. Add marjoram, parsley, and thyme. Add a few dashes of chili sauce to taste. Add some freshly ground pepper, 1-2 teaspoons salt or more to taste.






 
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