Potato Leek Soup

French Fridays with Dorie

Potato Leek Soup
Well for once I am speechless. I just have nothing much to say. Its not that I don’t like Potato Leek soup. I do. What’s not to like? Its just that I really don’t have much to say about it. If it weren’t for the fact that I wanted to try out some fancy, schmantzy html coding on these photos I might have skipped this post altogether and moved onto something else I probably won’t have much to say about, glazed carrots. It is so potatoey! It is so leeky! What it is is just a basic soup and I’m not knocking that. Everyone should be able to make a few of these. If you like this sort of thing, then this is the sort of thing you would like.

I don’t think that anyone would really expect a Potato Leek soup to be a showstopper and I’m sure this particular version would meet all expectations. Miss Dorie’s version seen here was put through a food mill using its largest blade. Dorie gives us all sorts of options on this one. Cold, hot. Chunky, smooth. I probably would have left it chunky and stew like had the added milk ‘skinned’ just a bit during the simmer phase. I haven’t read of this happening to anyone else so perhaps my low simmer was a bit hot? Nonetheless, if I make this again, and I won’t, I will be sure to do the simmering with the chicken broth only and add the milk after I off the heat. I really should have thought of that, right? How come nobody else has had this issue?

Potato Leek Soup

And doesn’t the bowl look lovely?

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup



About Trevor Kensey

To be truthful, I don't know what “Sis. Boom. [blog!]" means either. The name implies something explosive just happened I suppose I would like it if each post would make made a small 'boom' in your day or at least a fizzle. Even though a recipe is included with every post I have a hard time calling this a "food blog" or even myself a "food blogger".

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  1. I love anything you post…wordy or not. It does look yummy. B:)

  2. Love the post, and the photos are fantastic!

  3. It IS a beautiful photo…and I love your honesty 🙂

  4. I haven’t posted on it but I feel the same way :). Good, basic soup.
    The bags for my cocktail nuts were Martha Stewart Crafts..they always sell them at Michaels but I got them super cheap at Christmas Tree Shops :).

  5. Looks very lovely indeed. Great photos! And I think I have that exact all-clad pot. I’m making this soup this weekend and actually am thinking of making it completely vegetarian.

  6. Gorgeous photos! I love potato leek soup. I’d already made one a few weeks ago so I wasn’t going to repost. But yeah, it’s not the most glamorous of dishes. But I HAVE had a couple of potato leek showstoppers. They involved looong slow braising of leeks and a crapload of cream and butter :).

  7. Went to the store today, and leeks are not to be found, dagnabbit!

    I guess I’ll just substitute onion???

  8. I do love the bowl! Definitely give it another shot with fennel and ham. I should have added 2 packs of cubed ham because I kept finding my spoon searching for the ham chunks in the bowl! The fennel didn’t add too much to the soup…I would consider chopping up 2 bulbs instead of 1. – Laura

  9. Hey – everyone has their thing, right? I definitely like some of these recipes better than others.
    I did have some skin issues with cooking the milk so long – you weren’t alone. I wrote a note in my book to add the milk/ cream at the end next time around.

  10. Love your post…you always make me smile! Great photos!

  11. Your soup looks great and I love your bowl! 🙂 I’m glad you liked mine – it is Wood & Sons “English Scenery.”

  12. I was surprised that I didn’t have any issue with the milk, as my standard recipe calls for the milk to be ended at the end. I put bacon in my soup, because, as my boys say, everything’s better with bacon! Your bowl is very cute!

  13. Maybe if you described the actual process of making the soup, and stopped complaining, the soup would have turned out better. Still – I must say, the crackers look stupendous! Are they “Celebrations: Soft Rye Krisps”? I love their hexagonal shape. They truly give this “meal” the finishing touch!

  14. Looks so good to me!

  15. I just love your blog, always so humorous and the photos are so beautiful!

    Another way to go with Potato soup might be to add lean bacon, mushrooms, egg yolks, sour cream, leeks, parsley and basil as well as using a beef broth. Very German!

    Or, go Austrian, use Brown stock, cumin seeds, dry white wine, sour cream, heavy cream, a little flour and your potatoes of course, salt & pepper.

    Veggie version: veggie stock, leeks, butter, GD apples, celery, curry, potato, low-fat milk, salt & pepper!

  16. great looking soup, basic or not. nice fancy reflection on your last photo! was that the html you were trying out?

  17. love the photo, there may not be much to say about potato and leek soup (I feel the same way, its soup! With potato, and leek!), but your photo is making me want to make it!