Leek, Thyme & Potato Soup

Soothing, calming & delicious… Leek, Thyme & Potato Soup.

This recipe is so simple and so filling, it’s perfect for the person on a budget, and the person who just wants to warm up on a chilly winter’s night.

Not that it’s winter yet, but in the evening it sure it starting to feel that way…

You will need:

 —

2 lbs leeks

1 lb potatoes

2-3 sprigs of thyme

1/2 cup butter

1 cup milk

1/2 cup cream

water

salt & pepper

Yes, that’s it!

Begin by chopping and cleaning leeks and potatoes.

Melt butter in a large pot.

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Add leeks, thyme, salt and pepper, and cook until soft, about 5 – 10 minutes.

Always remember, there’s no such thing as too much butter!

So go ahead, add a little more…

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Add potatoes, and a little more S & P.

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Add just enough water to cover ingredients.  Cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Add milk, cream, and salt & pepper to taste.  Cover again for 30 minutes.

The potatoes will begin to fall apart, thickening the soup.

Pull out the thyme stems, the leaves will have fallen off by now.

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Add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Depending how you like it, you could puree the entire soup at this point.

I kept it rustic.

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Creamy and filling: a true winter warming soup.

Depending on how big your bowls are, makes 4-8 servings.

I am excited to eat mine – again!

Can’t wait for lunch time 🙂

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