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       Title: POTATO, LEEK AND COD SOUP
  Categories: Diabetic, Soups/stews, Vegetables, Main dish
       Yield: 6 servings
  
            Stephen Ceideburg
       1 lb Salt cod (see note)
       4 c  Milk
       1 tb Butter
       2 c  Finely sliced leek rounds,
            -white parts only (4 large
            -leeks)
       1 tb All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 lb Waxy potatoes *
     1/2 ts Ground white pepper
     1/2 c  Sour cream
       1 tb Finely chopped fresh dill
  
   * peeled and thinly sliced (5 medium, see note)
   
   Soak salt cod overnight, changing water at least once.
   
   The next day, drain and place salt cod and milk in
   pan. In a sauce pan, cover and cook over medium heat 8
   minutes. Remove salt from pan. Pour milk through
   strainer and set milk aside. Flake and discard any
   skin and bones. Set cod aside.
   
   Melt butter in clean saucepan over low heat. Add leeks
   and cook stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5
   minutes. Stir in flour. Stir in reserved milk,
   potatoes and pepper. Increase heat to medium. Cover
   and cook 15 minutes. Add cod and remove from heat.
   
   This soup may be made up to a day in advance to this
   point. Cool, cover and refrigerate.
   
   Place sour cream in small bowl. Reheat soup over
   medium heat until piping hot. Thin sour cream with 1/2
   cup hot soup, then pour mixture into soup pot. Do not
   heat soup again or sour cream will curdle. Pour soup
   into tureen, sprinkle with fresh dill and serve.
   
   Note: Other white fish, such as fresh cod, halibut or
   flounder, be used, either in combination with salt cod
   or by themselves,
   
   Note: Use waxy, less starchy potatoes, such as new
   potatoes, low Finnish, Kennebecks, red rose or white
   rose, to avoid a mealy texture.
   
   Per serving (using fresh cod): 326 calories (27
   percent from protein, 46 percent from carbohydrate, 27
   percent from fat), 22 grams protein, 38 grams
   carbohydrate, 10 grams fat, 53 milligrams cholesterol,
   195 milligrams sodium.
   
   Exchanges: 1 milk, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 bread, 2 meat, 2
   fat.
   
   Michael Roberts writing in the Oregonian FOODday,
   1/12/93.
   
   Posted by Stephen Ceideburg
  
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