Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

   Warm, comforting, nutritious, filling. A great boost to the immune system. The carbs from the potatoes are easy on the tummy for cold symptoms. Leeks provide an outstanding blend of flavor, variety, and nutrients for boosting the immune system. We can all use that during the cold Winter months! 


Ingredients:
3 lb potatos ( I used Yukon Gold this last time)
1 leek chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt
pepper
3 ribs celery sliced finely
1/2 large sweet onion chopped
1 very small spring rosemary minced finely
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups whole milk
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp. celery seed (optional)

Directions:
 Peel potatos and cube them into large chunks
Rinse them and start them boiling until tender
Add onion, celery and season to taste
Add butter and chicken broth

While this is boiling:
Saute' leeks until tender in the olive oil
(Make sure you wash the leeks well before cooking)
Add sauteed leeks to boiling pot after draining excess oil.

Drain off excess potato liquid if necessary
Add milk and stir
Celery seed can be added now if desired.

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