Irish Potato Soup
Posted by: G'ma Mon 21 Feb 2005 6:35 am
Source: Southern Living
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3 leeks, sliced
3 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, crumbled cooked bacon, chopped fresh chives
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat; stir in onion and leek. Cover and
cook 20 minutes. Stir in potato; cover and cook 15 minutes. Stir in broth, salt,
and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until potato
is tender. Remove from heat, and cool slightly.
Process soup in batches in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down
sides; return to saucepan, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
Serve with desired toppings.
Yield: 11 cups