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POTATO, LEEK, AND SORREL SOUP
from "The Well-Filled Microwave Cookbook" by Susanna Hoffman and Victoria Wise

Potato soup can sometimes suffer from a rather pallid flavor, which is why we like to brighten it up with appetizing leeks and keenly flavored sorrel. Sorrel is an unusual but available leafy green with a sour edge to its taste. When combined with leek's soft onion essence, a smart potato soup results.

Total Cooking Time: 32 minutes
Standing Time: None
Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS (CLICK TO BUY)

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
5 cups water
2 large (12 to 14 ounces) leeks, roots and dark green tops trimmed off, remainder halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise, well washed
1/2 pound sorrel leaves, washed and cut into 1/2 inch-wide strips (see Note)
4 medium (2 pounds) russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup heavy (or whipping) cream (optional)
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (optional)

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PREPARATION

1. Place the butter and 1 cup of the water in a large bowl and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, or until the butter melts. Add the leeks and sorrel, cover, and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are well wilted.
2. Add the potatoes and remaining 4 cups water, cover, and microwave on HIGH for 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft enough to mash when pressed with a spoon.
3. Add the salt and cream, if using. Whisk to mix and mash the potatoes. Sprinkle the chives, if using, over the top and serve right away.
Note:
If sorrel is not available, substitute an equal amount of spinach and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.


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Product nutrition and information
 Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
  Leeks, Bunch - $2.49/ea
 Farm Fresh, bunch
 
  Russet Potato, Medium - $0.79/lb
 Farm Fresh, Med
 
  Spinach - $2.49/ea Save! 2 for $4.00
 Farm Fresh
 
  Lemons - $0.89/ea Save! 4 for $3.00
 Farm Fresh, Med
 
Optional
  Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream - $4.29/ea
 1 pint
 
  Chives - $2.49/ea
 Farm Fresh
 
You May Already Have
  Breakstone's All-Natural Unsalted Butter - $2.99/ea
 2 sticks
 
  Morton's Regular Salt - $0.99/ea
 26oz
 
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