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Subject: Potato leek soup in pressure cooker
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Jamie Utter 
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 11:30:40 -0800
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This was a good soup we had for dinner last night. It
makes a nice creamy soup, no cream needed. I guess you
could add cream if you wanted, if unlike me you didn't
do a good enough job packing it on over the holidays.

This recipe is from the book "Cooking Under Pressure"
by Lorna Sass.

For a creamier, more elegant version of this rustic country
dish, puree the entire mixture. Don't over process or risk
gummy potatoes.  (Note: I only pureed part of it.)

4 tblsp. sweet butter
6 medium leeks, white part only, thoroughly rinsed, and
thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
3 large cooking potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), scrubbed and
cut into 1/4 inch slices. (I used white rose.)
5 cups vegetable or chicken stock or bouillon
1/4 cup finely minced fresh dill (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Heat the butter in the cooker. Sauté the leeks and celery for 2
minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cut the potato slices in
half. Add the potatoes and stock.

Lock the lid in place and over high heat bring to high pressure.
Adjust heat to maintain high pressure and cook for 5 minutes. Let
the pressure drop naturally or use a quick-release method. Remove
the lid, tilting it away from you to allow any excess steam
to escape.

Puree half of the soup in a blender or food processor. Pour the
puree back into the pot. Stir in the dill (if desired) and add salt and
pepper to taste. Reheat thoroughly and serve.

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From: Terl Davidson 
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 15:55:26 -0600
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short version:  take a leek in his potato soup

Terl D.

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From: Jamie Utter 
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 22:40:26 -0800
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Terl Davidson wrote:
> Jamie Utter wrote:
>
> ||This was a good soup we had for dinner last night. It
> ||makes a nice creamy soup, no cream needed. I guess you...

snip my recipe.

> short version:  take a leek in his potato soup

I think if you had any real hope of making this humorous you
would have spelled it "leak".

I guess you're pretty accustomed to short things.

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From: artiste 
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 21:48:29 +0000
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Jamie Utter drivelled confusiously:
>I think if you had any real hope of making this humorous you
>would have spelled it "leak".
>
>I guess you're pretty accustomed to short things.

Was that supposed to be amusing?




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