Potato and Leek Soup

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With tomorrow being St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve had Irish on my mind. Unlike many revelers on the Day of the Green, we’re not just Irish one day a year, The Don is of Irish/Scottish descent, his grandmother’s name was Bridgette O’Rourke – that’s about as Irish as you can get! So, besides the rustic, stick-to-your-ribs Irish Soda Bread I posted yesterday, I decided to cook something with another staple of the Irish diet, potatoes!

With only four ingredients, this soup is super easy to make and can be whipped up in a matter of 30 minutes, perfect for those years when St. Patty’s falls during the week and you’d still like to commemorate the day, even if it isn’t in the local pub 😉 Plus, it  can be served hot or cold, if you fancy it during the dog days of summer. When served cold it is called Vichyssoise – which is an American invention according to Julia Child, in Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Simple + Sensational, sounds fancy, too!

Potato Leek Soup

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Enjoy these pics of the lush, verdant beauty of County Kerry from a trip to Ireland we took in 2007.

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5 Responses to “Potato and Leek Soup”

  1. laura March 16 at 10:19 pm #

    thanks for the recipe! i think i’ll make it tomorrow for dinner. happy st. patrick’s day from one irish family to another! :)
    .-= laura´s last blog ..villa romano green farms =-.

  2. Sarah at Mr. Food March 11 at 1:34 pm #

    This soup is one of my favorites! There aren’t enough recipes that appreciate the leek :)

    I included your Potato and Leek Soup in a post of Mr. Food’s blog:

    Let me know what you think! Thanks & happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    -Sarah at Mr. Food


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