Grannydragon's Cock-A-Leekie Soup

Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

Simple, soothing and comforting. Probably our families all time favorite soup. You have got to make this with your own homemade chicken stock. I have a freezer full of stocks. May I suggest Kittencal's Turkey Stock recipe, only make it from a chicken carcass. When serving you can add a bit of cream or 1/2 & 1/2 to the bowl, I do not!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 bunches leeks, throughly rinsed and diced
  • 2 onions, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced, leaves included
  • 14 lb butter or 14 lb chicken fat
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 lbs red potatoes, with peels on, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • half-and-half (optional)

Directions

  1. Throughly rinse leeks to remove inner sandy grit.
  2. Sautee diced leeks, onions, and celery in butter, in a soup pot, until soft.
  3. Add homemade chicken stock and potatoes. Simmer 35 minutes or less, testing for the tenderness of the potatoes.
  4. Adjust the seasonings.
  5. At this point you could add half and half to thicken. I never do! However,DO NOT boil after the addition of the 1/2 and 1/2.
Most Helpful

I grew up eating Cock-a-leekie at my grandmothers & it is still the only thing I will eat when I am ill too! This recipe is excellent. I had 2 small chicken carcasses which I boiled up for my stock then followed on with the rest of the recipe. Absolutely delicious! Thanks so much Grannydragon. :)

Um Safia January 25, 2008