Potato Leek Soup w/Pita Croutons – A Delicious Winter Treat

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Potato Leek Soup Pita Croutons

Hearty Cold Weather Soup to Keep you Warm
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Stalk of Leeks Cleaned Well, Rough Chop
  • 2 whole Idaho Potato Jumbo Peeled & Cubed
  • 6 cloves Roasted Garlic See "How to" section
  • 1 whole Spanish Onion Peeled, Diced
  • 1 cube Vegetable Bouillon
  • ¼ cup Roux
  • 2 whole Bay Leave
  • 2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 stalk Celery Cleaned, Diced
  • 1 cup White Wine Chablis Preferred
  • 1 To Taste Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • Gather ingredients.
    Preparation for leek soup
  • Cut the leek length wise in half.
    leek rinse
  • Then slice in ¼ inch pieces and rinse well under cold water.
  • Heat the sauce pan, add olive oil, onions, celery, leeks and garlic and sauté until translucent.
    add leeks and vegetable and saute
  • Deglaze with white wine and cook for 2 minutes until alcohol burns off.
  • Add the potato water and vegetable bouillon. Cook for 15-20 minutes till potato and vegetable soften.
    leeks adding potato and water
  • Puree all the vegetables with a hand blender until they are dissolve.
    leek soup blending together
  • Add the heavy cream, roux (See our How to for instructions) and continue to blend until mixture combines.
  • Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes until the soup thickens to your desired consistency.
    leek soup done with heavy cream
  • Let the soup rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Top with pita croutons and fresh herbs.

Notes

Potato leek soup is easy to make with a lot of enhancement choices. Add bacon bits and scallions with a dollop of sour cream. You can also add seafood to enhance flavors.
For our roux recipe, please see our “How to” section. You can make a white roux, however if you want a deeper brown color, feel free to cook the roux based on our instructions.
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Author: Nikolaos Saragias
Calories: 500kcal
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Leeks, Potato, Potato Leek, Soup

Nutrition

Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1875IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg
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