December 7, 2011

White Cheddar Potato Leek Soup

I was able to leave work early today, so I decided to put on a pot of soup.  I have to say, this might be one of the best soup recipes I have come across.  Here is how to whip it up....


3 Tbsp butter
2 cups chopped leeks (white part only)
2 lbs of potatoes quartered
1 qt. broth
8 oz of shredded white cheddar
5 tbsp sour cream
salt, pepper, and cayenne


In pot, melt butter over medium. Add leeks 2 min. Add potatoes for 5 min. Add broth and bring to a boil.  simmer until fork-tender, 15 min approx.  Remove 3/4 the potatoes. Add the potatoes to blender with 1 cup water and puree.  Add back to rest of soup and add cheese and 3 tbsp sour cream.  Garnish soup with a dab of sour cream and cayenne. 
Note: I added cracked pepper and salt to add a bit more flava!


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