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Potato leek soup — CSA week 1

We’re doing a CSA again through Two Small Farms. We subscribed several years ago, but then we moved, got busy, blah blah blah and we didn’t renew the following year. We decided to give it another try this year and start with the 9 week option first. And I’m glad to report that we’re already starting off the season with a bang! I’ve used almost everything in the first week’s box.

Week 1:
Carrots
Cilantro
Purple Top Turnips

Loose Spinach

Calcot Onions

Winter Density Lettuce

Delicata Squash

Collard Greens
Baby Leeks

I made potato leek soup with the leeks. I found a really easy recipe without cream on Allrecipes.com and it turned out great!

These are the 3 basic ingredients — potatoes, leeks and chicken stock. I had made my own stock the day before using the carcass of a chicken I roasted the night before that. I’ve only made my own stock three times and the first two I just used it to make chicken noodle soup. I was going to freeze this batch to use at a later date and then discovered I had leeks to use up. Yay!

I then peeled 5 lbs. of potatoes, which was so fun. Har. I don’t buy a lot of potatoes and forget how cheap they are. A 5 lb. bag was $1.49 at Lunardi’s! My point is this soup is easy and cheap to make.

You then boil the potatoes in the chicken stock until tender. This took about 30 minutes, but I turned mine down to medium heat once they boiled, just to keep them from falling apart too much.

Saute chopped leeks in butter. Yep, real full-fat butter. They get all soft and smell amazing! You later add them to the pureed potatoes and broth and let simmer.

The soup is creamy without any dairy and very satisfying. One word of caution if you like to heat your food at lava rock temperature like me: Cool this soup down a bit before eating! Unlike a brothy soup that just kinda goes down easy, this stuff adheres itself to the roof of your mouth, your tongue and the back of your throat and it burns! I’m still feeling little bits of scalded skin falling from the roof of my mouth. OUCH! I garnished with a few of my homemade croutons and it was most delicious. Bust out the food processor and give it a whirl.

Recipe from  JJOHN32 on Allrecipes.com