So many potatoes...so many leeks. I truly needed to find a easy recipe for using them & here it is.
Potato leek soup in a crock pot. This is so easy & so good! I found the recipe here on the A Year of Slow Cooking blog. I will be investigating more of her recipes soon.
3 large leeks, cleaned and diced , using the white part only
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 pound brown potatoes
5 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 cup heavy cream (optional)
Peel the potatoes and chop everything up and toss it in with the broth and the spices.
If using the heavy cream, don't add that until cooking is complete.
Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours, or on high for about 4.
When the potatoes and onion are fully cooked and soft, use an immersible blender to soupify.
If you don't have an immersible blender, blend in small batches carefully in your traditional blender.
Stir in heavy cream, if desired.
I did add the cream. Steve & I each ate two bowls full with some fresh crusty bread. A great fall meal.