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Yummy vegetarian soup!
Seen here with a wonderful grilled cheese, tomato, and avocado on sourdough (recipe to be added later), this attempt at making something akin to potato leek soup was super easy and delicious! Make sure to allow for some prep time as the leeks need to soak a while to clean.

Posted by Esset J. from Olympia, Washington, United States • Published See Esset J.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 1
    Step 1

    So, first, go ahead and slice up your leeks, and then cut them into chunks.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then, let them soak in a bowl of cold water for about five or ten minutes.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 3
    Step 3

    When there's only a few minutes of soaking left, head up some oil in a pot or deep pan.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, drain and rinse the leeks.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add them to the oil and cook them on a medium-low heat for a while. You don't want to carmelize them, just make them tender.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 6
    Step 6

    While that's going, dice up some potatoes.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 7
    Step 7

    And boil them. We basically made our soup base out of really creamy mashed potatoes and it worked great.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 8
    Step 8

    Drain the potatoes, reserving some of the water (you'll need it later), and then get to mashing.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add a generous splash or two of heavy cream. Yes, we used whipping cream- it's what we had on hand and it was delicious, so shush.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now, since you don't want to use TOO much cream, as it will make the soup too rich, go ahead and make up the difference with that reserved potato water from earlier.

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 11
    Step 11

    Until you get something that looks roughly like this. (I think she added a sprinkle of cheese too, but don't quote me on that).

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 12
    Step 12

    Then, add your nice tender leeks to the potatoes, and mix it all up. Be generous with the salt and pepper, and Hell, if you want to add some cheese, go for it!

  • How to cook a potato soup. Potato Leek Soup - Step 13
    Step 13

    Here's the finished product, served up with that yummy sandwich I mentioned before!

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