Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
The Golden Lamb Inn is the oldest hotel in Ohio, having been established in the Warren County seat of Lebanon in 1803, which makes it more than two hundred years old. Many famous, well-known people have stayed at the Golden Lamb, including a dozen United States presidents, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Daniel Webster, and Lord Stanley, who became one of England's Prime Ministers.
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 2 leeks, cleaned and sliced (about one cup)
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 4 cups chicken broth or 4 cups chicken stock
- 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1⁄8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- Melt butter in stockpot over medium high heat.
- Add leeks and onions; cook until translucent.
- Stir in flour until well mixed.
- Add broth or stock; bring to the boil, stirring constantly until slightly thickened.
- Add potatoes and reduce heat to a simmer; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- Add all remaining ingredients; cook until thoroughly heated.
Well, Molly, you've done it again! This is a fantastic soup. I cut the recipe in half as I was dining alone and will have some great leftovers! Otherwise, I made exactly as directed. This is a very simple recipe to prepare with wonderful results. If you are a potato fan, you will definitely enjoy this wonderful soup! Thanks again, Molly, for another superb recipe!