Lent 2013 Challenge Day 6: Slow-roasted Potato Leek Soup

Another meal we ate before we took any pictures.  Oops!  This is a repeat recipe at our house, but I’ve neglected to blog about it.  I based it on Alton Brown’s Leek Potato Soup recipe.  We had to make a few changes to make it fit in with our Lent 2013 Rules for both time and budget.  See below, dear readers.

Slow-roasted Potato Leek Soup (AM prep time:  10 minutes; PM prep time 8 minutes)

2 leeks
4 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 c butter
2 t salt
1/4 t ground black pepper
2 c vegetable stock
1 c milk (cheapy-cheap?  We used powdered milk)
1 c plain yogurt (cheapy-cheap?  We made our own, but more on that another day)

Cut dark green tops off of the leeks and freeze in your stock bag.  Slice white/pale green parts of leeks and place in your slow cooker with diced potatoes.  Dot with pats of butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  DO NOT ADD ANY LIQUID just yet.  Set your slow cooker to low for 6-10 hours.  Shortly before serving, microwave vegetable stock in a microwave-safe container for five minutes or until thoroughly heated.  Add vegetable stock to slow cooker and puree with a stick blender (if you have one; if not, you can blend in small batches in a blender) until smooth.  Whisk in milk and yogurt.  Serve immediately.

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About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

One Response to Lent 2013 Challenge Day 6: Slow-roasted Potato Leek Soup

  1. Pingback: Lent 2014: The Leftovers Lent | Mrs. Mackerelsnapper, OP

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