Leek and Potato Soup Recipe

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Submitted by 062121

Makes 6 servings



From Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone, pg 208. I will add a parm rind and a splash of wine while cooking, and garnish with chopped chives.

Recipe Ingredients for Leek and Potato Soup

6 leeks, finely chopped
1 1/2 lbs potatoes, scrubbed
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup skim milk

Recipe Directions for Leek and Potato Soup

  1. Set the leeks in a bowl of water to soak while you prepare the potatoes, then lift them out with a strainer, letting any sand settle to the bottom. Quarter the potatoes lengthwise and thinly slice them.

  2. Melt the butter in a wide soup pot, add the leeks and potatoes, and cook over low heat, covered, for 10 minutes. Add 7 cups water and 1.5 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the potatoes are soft to the point of falling apart, about 35 minutes. Press a few against the side of the pan to break them up and give the soup body. If needed, thin the soup with milk and heat through. (A little cream can replace the milk if you wish to enrich what is really quite a meager soup. If your soup is very thick because of the type of potato used, thin it with milk or water firts, then add a small amount of cream at the end to give it fullness.)

Categories

Potatoes, Soup, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 227.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
173
Calories from Fat
38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.2g
6%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
655mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
31.4g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
4.0g
Vitamin A 33% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 9% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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