Homemade, Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

A Hardy Winter Meal For Your Bones!

A Hardy Winter Meal For Your Bones!

Homemade, Creamy Potato and Leek soup is one hardy, warm to the bone, winter meal! I stumble on this recipe using good ol’ left-overs. It has since become one our homestead favorites.

Ingredients:

4 cups of bone broth

2 cups of water

Enough chopped potatoes with skins for 5 people (amount varies on size)

2 cups chopped leeks

1 cup chopped broccoli stems

1 cup milk

1 tbsp. of thyme

1 tbsp. of basil

4 hot-dogs (lol, I know right! but I did say left-overs)

Instructions:

~In a large stock pot, bring the following to a boil on med./high heat: bone broth, water, potatoes, leeks, broccoli stems. Be sure to stir occasionally so nothing sticks to bottom.

~ While stock pot is cooking, slice your hot-dogs into little circles and fry them. Cooking both sides.

~ When potatoes are soft, add milk, thyme, basil, and fried hot-dogs to the stock pot and simmer for about 10-15 mins to get all the flavors mingling.

~From here you can either use an electric hand-mixer, or a blender. (I prefer the blender. I find that it is a little faster.)  I scoop out all chunks and bits putting them into the blender with just enough soup to be able to blend everything all smooth and creamy.

Then, I transfer the creamy soup back in with the remaining soup in the stock pot. Finally, I stirred it well with the serving ladle while it cools a little.

Soup will still be very hot and can be served immediately with a side of hot buttered toast. Maybe even with a little sprinkle of garlic powder on the butter 😉

Enjoy!

(Oh! by the way…don’t tell Pappy about the broccoli stems. He has no idea its in there. He hates broccoli, and yet, he ate 3 large bowls of this soup! 😉 What he doesn’t know will only be good for him!  )

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About Mammy Oaklee

A wife, mother, grand-mother, farmer and wrinkly ol' writer, who's finally got some roots planted in 'The Heart of the BottomsUP 2/3 Acre.' A born and raised city-chick, who found many'a smiles where her heart had always longed to be, in the country. Digging in as close to the beginning of creations, and finding wonderment with a smile. I live my life as a rollar-coaster adventure, and always adding new dreams as old ones are full-filled. Of course, I write about it all!
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