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    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

    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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    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.
    If sorrel is not available, substitute an equal amount of spinach and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

    Product nutrition and information
     Quantity Ingredients Est.Price
      Leeks, Bunch - $3.49/ea
     Farm Fresh, bunch
      Russet Potato, Medium - $0.99/lb
     Farm Fresh, Med
      Spinach - $2.49/ea Save! 2 for $4.00
     Farm Fresh
      Lemons - $0.95/ea Save! 6 for $5.40
     Farm Fresh, Med
      Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream - $2.99/ea
     1 pint
      Chives - $1.99/ea
     Farm Fresh
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      Breakstone's All-Natural Unsalted Butter - $2.49/ea
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      Morton's Regular Salt - $0.99/ea
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