Saturday, January 13, 2018

Potato Leek Soup

I can't recall ever cooking with leeks, but when I was at the Fresh Thyme Market last week I decided to buy some and look for a leek soup recipe.  Tonight I made the soup.  We thought it was terrific, so I am posting the recipe here and on the Recipes #1 page.  I found a basic recipe online but changed it a little.  This is the recipe I made with changes included.

 Potato Leek Soup 


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook leeks in butter with salt and pepper until tender, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir cornstarch into broth and pour broth into pot. Add the potatoes and bring to a boil. 
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes till potatoes begin to soften and then add the cream/milk.  Continue cooking for a few more minutes.until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

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