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German Leek and Potato Soup

German Leek and Potato Soup

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Leeks and potatoes are simmered with a ham bone, then pureed before cream is added to this subtle soup.

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  • Calories:
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 22.8 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.1g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onions in butter until translucent. Stir in leeks, potatoes, water, thyme and the ham bone. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Remove ham bone and puree soup with a blender or food processor. Return to pot, stir in cream, salt and pepper, heat through and serve.
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Reviews

Beth Jones Landreth
68
1/16/2003

Incredibly delicious.. I am in Germany where leeks are plentiful and cheap.. I tried this kind of soup at a german restaurant and wanted to duplicate the recipe and this one is very close.

Pearl Watson
64
4/26/2008

This seemes a good, basic, potato soup, but bland. I made it once per the recipe. When I made it again, instead of a ham bone, I used ham chunks and added garlic and onion powder as well as a LOT more thyme in it. I also just used my hand mixer so it would still be chunky but creamy. I took it to a church social and it was a hit.

Leslie Kaiser
50
1/17/2005

Delicious! Used fat free half and half (instead of cream) and 1/4 cup butter to cut down on calories/fat.