Irish Potato and Leek Soup

A superb soup recipe, it's perfect on St. Patrick's Day.


1 pound leeks, root ends and tops trimmed

3 Tablespoons butter

1 pound golden potatoes, peeled and chopped


6 cups chicken broth

salt and pepper to taste

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Cut leeks into 1-inch pieces, soak and drain.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan and add leeks. Cover with tight lid. Cook over medium-low heat until leeks are soft. Add potatoes and honey. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Watch carefully so that they do not burn.
Add broth, continue cooking for 30 minutes or until potatoes are cooked. Season well. Puree in a food processor or blender.
Serves: 6