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       Title: Creamy Potato Soup
  Categories: poultry
       Yield: 4 servings
 
    4.00 tb unsalted butter
    2.00    onions, chopped
    1.00    leek, white part only,
       1    thinly sliced
    3.00    ribs celery, diced
    4.00    waxy boiling potatoes,
       1    peeled and diced
    1.00 ts sweet paprika
    6.00 c  chicken broth
    0.50 ts dried thyme
    1.00 sm bay leaf
    5.00    sprigs parsley tied
       1    together with
       1    kitchen string
    1.00 ts worchestershire sauce
    0.75 c  heavy cream
       1    salt
       1    freshly ground black pepper
    1.00 tb minced fresh parsley leaves
       1    (optional)
 
   Place the butter and onion in a large soup kettle, set over low heat
 
   and cook until onions have softened, about 5 t 8 minutes. Increase
 
   the heat to medium, add the leek and stir-cook 1 minute. Add the
 
   potatoes and paprika; stir-cook 30 seconds. Stir in the broth, thyme,
 
   herb bundle, and Worchestershire sauce. Bring the soup base to a
 
   boil, then cover and simmer 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are
 
   tender. Scoop out about 1 cup of the vegetables and mash them; then
 
   return them to the pot. Discard the herb bundle. (The soup may be
 
   prepared in advance up to this point.) Stir in the heavy cream,
 
   season with salt and pepper to taste, and let the soup cook without
 
   simmering until hot throughout. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve
 
   immediately.
 
 
   SOURCE: National Cooking Echo 04/16/90 Contributed to the echo by:
 
   Fred Peters Originally from: Washington Post, January 11, 1989
 
 
 
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