Posted 09-26-2003 at 10:59:51
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Here is one of my son's recipes. It's great soup. Don't skip the wine vinegar step at the end! I hope you enjoy this.
Potato Leek Soup
Saute in a large stock pot:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup butter
1 onion diced
6 green onions/scallions, diced
6 leeks diced
Where the leeks start to go from light green to dark green, cut off and discard the dark green part. You want to use the white and light green parts of the leeks. About 1/2 inch from the bulb, slice lengthwise, turn leek and slice lengthwise again. Put leeks in lukewarm water, submerge, let sit, swish around, take out and run under cold water to wash grit out.
Saute olive oil, butter, diced onion, diced green onions, and leeks over med heat for 10 - 15 minutes.
Add 10 potatoes, peeled and diced.
Add a couple of cans (or more) of chicken broth or chicken base, and enough water to cover potatoes. The more chicken broth the better.
Bring to boil, cook potatoes approx 20 minutes or until done. Add salt.
In a separate skillet, add 1/8 cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Saute over med/high heat until garlic just starts to brown
Add 4 Tablespoons red wine vinegar - cook a minute or two until it kind of foams up and add to soup.