Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Episode: Sprung a Leek
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Total:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

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Chop the leeks into small pieces.

In a 6-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the leeks and a heavy pinch of salt and sweat for 5 minutes. Decrease the heat to medium-low and cook until the leeks are tender, approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the potatoes and the vegetable broth, increase the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and gently simmer until the potatoes are soft, approximately 45 minutes.

Turn off the heat and puree the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir in the heavy cream, buttermilk, and white pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Sprinkle with chives and serve immediately, or chill and serve cold.

Pairs well with Sauvignon Blanc

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