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4 pounds leeks (rinsed and and chopped into 1 inch pieces. Use only white and 3 inches of light green portion)
4 tb. butter, unsalted
1 tb. Wondra Flour, or Flour
5 cups chicken stock, or canned broth
1 bay leaf
2 lbs. red potatoes chopped
Heat the butter and I usually add some chopped bacon into a large stockpot (I love my Le Creuset pan for this), until melted and foaming. Stir in leeks and increase heat and cover for 15-20 minutes, but do not brown the leeks.
Sprinkle flour over the leeks and coat evenly until it dissolves.
Increase the heat and pour in the stock, whisking continually. Add the bay leaf, potatoes and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste.
There are 2 variations of this soup that I haven't tried, one adds Kielbasa, and the other White Beans to this soup.
*This recipe is from a cookbook called "The Best Recipe Soups and Stews" by Cooks Illustrated.