A Past Edition Of
The New Orleans Menu Daily
By Tom Fitzmorris
Jackson Leek and Potato Soup
This used to be the Wednesday soup du jour at Galatoire's, but they don't make it often anymore. Probably because it's very, very homely. I always liked it, because it's one of the few potato soups in which the potatoes are not mashed. They make it with green onions, but in my version leeks are substituted, with some finely chopped green onions used as garnish. If you have a ham bone, make a stock with it and use it here.
2. Heat the butter in a saucepan until it bubbles. Cook the leeks in it until just barely soft.
3. Add the potatoes, cut into quarters. Add the stock, ham, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to the lightest boil and simmer for about 40 minutes, until the potatoes are very tender. Stir the pot gently now and then, to dissolve some of the broken bits of potato into the soup to thicken it.
4. Add half-and-half, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Garnish with sliced green onions
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