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Cock-a-Leekie Soup

No recipe image available.Originally, this hearty Scottish soup of leeks and potatoes in chicken stock also included prunes. If a more traditional soup is desired, garnish with a julienne of prunes.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds potatoes, peeled and diced
1 pound leeks, cleaned and diced
1/2 pound celery, diced
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter or margarine
8 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine potatoes, leeks, celery and green onions in a large kettle; add butter and cook until vegetables are softened (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add chicken broth and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Stir in pepper. Serve hot.

Makes 12 servings.