Makes: 10 bowls
Smooth and creamy! Yummy and dreamy! A dollop of sour cream in the center of a bowl of this soup is the "piece de resistance"! The colder it gets outside, the warmer you want to be and this soup is a fantastic and quick way to warm up a chilly afternoon or a bitter night. The leeks have such a sweet mild flavor even your worst critic (kids!) will eat this soup and never once say EWWW! ONIONS!
medium boiling potato, peeled and cubed (about 3 pounds)
garlic cloves, minced
medium onions, chopped fine
large leeks, brown tips trimmed off and chopped
chicken or vegetable broth
salt and pepper
In the bottom of your soup pot, sauté the chopped onions and garlic in the butter until the onions are clear.
Add the chopped leeks and potatoes and continue to cook, stirring often, until leeks have softened.
Add broth and cook until the potatoes are just softened.
Using a stick blender, puree the soup until smooth.
***If you don?t have a stick blender, this could get messy - use a blender to blend a few cups of the soup at a time. I suggest buying a stick blender. They are inexpensive and oh, so useful! I have actually had mine for 12 years! I can?t even imagine how awesome and fancy the new ones are!
Once blended thoroughly, season with salt and pepper to suit your liking.
Serve with a spoonful of sour cream in each bowl
via image credit: flickr/citymama