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Irish Potato Soup

Photo: Ralph Anderson
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield 11 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • 3 large baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, crumbled cooked bacon, chopped fresh chives

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat; stir in onion and leek. Cover and cook 20 minutes. Stir in potato; cover and cook 15 minutes. Stir in broth, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove from heat, and cool slightly.

  2. Process soup in batches in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides; return to saucepan, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Serve with desired toppings.