Potato Leek Soup with Kale Chips

10Feb10

It’s snowing! A lot. Check it out, the view from my window, don’t you love snow that’s basically untouched?

Please disregard the dead plant...

Anyway on days like this it’s nice to have a yummy, creamy, hearty soup. This recipe comes from my Dad and it’s one of my favorite things he cooks. It’s also nice because again it’s one of these recipes that’s impossible to really mess up. Feel free to play around with the recipe and find the balance of potato to leek to broth that you like.

First gather some potatoes, preferably some nice big ones and peal and then cut those babies into some nice chunks. How many is up to you, but I’d go with about 5. Then, take a thing of leeks and cut and clean them.

In a pot heat some oil and saute the leeks, then add your potatoes and enough vegetable broth to cover them. Bring to a boil and cook till your potatoes are nice and soft. Then put everything into a blender, you should now have your soup! I like to add a little bit of plain soy milk, and a little scoop of margarine to make it even creamier and yummier. Oh also feel free to add some serious salt and pepper.

My mom insists this soup is nothing unless you put some fresh cilantro garnish on top, while I hear others only love parsley. I’m gunna mix it up and show you some Kale chips on top.

Kale Chips are ridiculously easy, and my fave way to eat Kale.

-Preheat your oven to 400 F

-Clean and chop up kale

-Toss it with some olive oil and salt.

-Put it on a cookie sheet and into the oven. Take them out when they’re at your desired level of crispyness. (It won’t take long!)

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One Response to “Potato Leek Soup with Kale Chips”

  1. “In a pot heat some oil and saute the leeks”

    when i first read this i thought you wanted us to salute the leeks. lol!!!


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