Thursday, February 21, 2008

PLS

Cloudy weather provides for a taste for yummy soup!

PLS--or potato leak soup is one of my family's favorite homemade soups to enjoy in the rainy weather. My mom found it in a
Sesame Street magazine in 1992--
a secret recipe for
getting kids to eat their veggies. :)

4 fat leeks: cut off the root, green parts and 1st layer of skin,
cut the rest of the stalk in 1/2 pieces and break apart
so you can wash the sand out of the leek. Let drain.

Melt 3 tablespoons of margarine or butter in a large pot.
Place the washed and cut leeks into it and cook
approx 5 min until tender.
Add slowly 1 can of chicken broth
(beef and vegetable broths taste icky)
and 1 can of water.
Cut and peel about 1 lb of potatoes (2 large bakers)
and toss into the pot.

Boil all of it about 20 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
Let cool until room temp-(-VERY IMPORTANT-
if it is hot in the blender, it will explode all over and burn you),
then put into a blender and puree.

Add 1 can of EVAPORATED MILK (not condensed sweetened milk).
Heat up slowly as it will burn once the milk is added
if you heat it too quickly.

Serve with bacon bits and warm bread, YUM, Yum...
Supposedly it can also be served cold,
but I have never liked cold soup.
This soup tastes just as great reheated for leftovers!

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