Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup
Photo by Amy Albert

Ingredients

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

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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