• Servings 8
  • Prep 20 min
  • Cook 45 min
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  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 4 leeks, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 tbs kosher salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cus whipping cream
  • white pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbs chives
This is a classic French potato and leek soup.

  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan  and lightly saute the leeks, potatoes and onions.
  • Add the broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook for another 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Take off the heat and allow to cool, then put mixture into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • Return the liquid to the pan and add the milk. whipping cream.
  • Season to taste with salt and white pepper and return to a boil.
  • Cool then  pass soup through a wire mesh strainer.
  • Chill soup and when cold add the heavy cream.
  • Serve chilled and garnish with chives.

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