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Potato Soup With Spring Greens

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  Leeks 6 Medium
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chicken stock/Canned broth 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking potatoes 8 Ounce, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (2 Large Ones)
  Dried basil 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Bay leaf 1⁄2
  Dried thyme 1⁄8 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Scallions 2 Medium, minced (Including Green Stems)
  Snipped chives 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper To Taste

1. Trim off the darkest green portion of the leek stems and discard, leaving just the light and medium green parts. Cut the leeks in half lengthwise and then crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. You will need 4 cups. Put the leeks in large bowl of cold water and rinse well to remove any sand. Drain; roll up in several layers of paper towels to dry.
2. Spoon the oil into a large heavy saucepan or soup pot over moderate heat. Add the leeks and saute until softened, adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of water if they begin to stick or become dry. Sprinkle with the flour and stir to moisten. Add the chicken stock and, stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Simmer for 1 minute. Add the milk, potatoes, basil, bay leaf, thyme and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat, partially cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Remove the soup from the heat; stir in the parsley and scallions. Ladle into hot soup plates. Sprinkle with the chives and a pinch of black pepper. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

South American
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1623 Calories from Fat 327

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.6%

Saturated Fat 11.4 g57.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 62.7 mg20.9%

Sodium 3686 mg153.6%

Total Carbohydrates 276 g92.1%

Dietary Fiber 26.6 g106.6%

Sugars 78 g

Protein 62 g123.4%

Vitamin A 418.2% Vitamin C 299.7%

Calcium 121.7% Iron 177.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Potato Soup With Spring Greens Recipe