Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup
Photo by Amy Albert

Ingredients

  • Pinch cayenne
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 12 oz. Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold, or other medium starch potatoes, peeled and diced (to yield 2 cups)
  • Small pinch saffron, crumbled
  • 4 cups homemade or low-salt canned chicken broth
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • Crème fraîche, for serving
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • ½ bay leaf
    • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 large or 3 medium leeks (root and dark green parts removed), sliced crosswise (to yield 2 cups), washed, and dried
    • 2 Tbs. olive oil
    • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 1 tsp. coarse salt; more to taste
    • 1 hearty sprig fresh thyme

In a heavy-based pot, heat the olive oil and butter until quite hot. Add the leeks, onions, and salt, and then turn the heat to medium low. Add the thyme and bay leaf. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened and a bit browned, 10 to 15 min. Add the saffron, ...

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