French Fridays with Dorie
Well for once I am speechless. I just have nothing much to say. Its not that I don’t like Potato Leek soup. I do. What’s not to like? Its just that I really don’t have much to say about it. If it weren’t for the fact that I wanted to try out some fancy, schmantzy html coding on these photos I might have skipped this post altogether and moved onto something else I probably won’t have much to say about, glazed carrots. It is so potatoey! It is so leeky! What it is is just a basic soup and I’m not knocking that. Everyone should be able to make a few of these. If you like this sort of thing, then this is the sort of thing you would like.
I don’t think that anyone would really expect a Potato Leek soup to be a showstopper and I’m sure this particular version would meet all expectations. Miss Dorie’s version seen here was put through a food mill using its largest blade. Dorie gives us all sorts of options on this one. Cold, hot. Chunky, smooth. I probably would have left it chunky and stew like had the added milk ‘skinned’ just a bit during the simmer phase. I haven’t read of this happening to anyone else so perhaps my low simmer was a bit hot? Nonetheless, if I make this again, and I won’t, I will be sure to do the simmering with the chicken broth only and add the milk after I off the heat. I really should have thought of that, right? How come nobody else has had this issue?
And doesn’t the bowl look lovely?