German Potato Soup Recipe from Plaza Restaurant
1 Medium onion, sliced
1/4 c Butter
3 Medium leeks (white part only)
2 lb (aboput 6 medium) potatoes
1 Ham bone, any size
1/4 ts Dried thyme leaves
6 c Chicken or beef stock or water
1/2 pt Heavy cream
Salt and white pepper to taste
Yield: 6 servings.
Brown onions to a light golden color in butter in a saucepan.
Clean leeks well and slice.
Peel potatoes and slice.
Add leeks, potatoes, ham bone, thyme and stock (or water) to onion. Cover and simmer until potatoes are very soft. Remove ham bone, discard. Cool potato/leek mixture slightly.
Puree in a food processor or blender and return to pot. Add cream and cook a few minutes longer.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with croutons.