Cream of Potato and Leek Soup
|Potatoes||1 Pound, peeled|
|Heavy cream||6 Tablespoon|
|Unsalted butter||2 Tablespoon|
|Parsley||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped|
|White peppercorns||To Taste|
1 Cut the potatoes into small pieces.
2 Slice the leeks into thin rings, using both green and white parts but remove and discard the outer layer and the tougher, darker green leaves.
3 In a large saucepan, put the vegetables with 6 1/4-6 1/2 cups water and 1 1/2tsp salt.
4 Bring slowly to a boil, and simmer, partially covered to allow the steam to escape, for 50 minutes.
5 Using a hand held electric beater, beat until smooth and creamy or put through a blender.
6 Return the soup to the pan and heat.
7 Remove from the heat and stir in the cream.
8 Stir in the butter, adding a small piece at a time, followed by the parsley.
9 Taste and correct the seasoning.
10 Serve hot ladled into soup bowls.