Uncle Bill's Special Creamy Potato Soup

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan or a medium cooking pot, add potatoes, cover with water; bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for about 10 minutes. The potatoes will not be fully cooked and that is fine.
  • Drain and transfer to a large cooking pot.
  • In a large frying pan, on medium-high heat, melt 1/4 cup of butter.
  • Add sliced onions, stir and cook until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir well to coat onions.
  • Add leeks, celery and garlic and fry for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer the onion-leek mixture to the large cooking pot.
  • Add chicken broth, bring to boil, reduce heat and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the milk, whipping cream, salt, pepper, thyme, and celery seeds.
  • Bring the soup to boil, reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree soup in batches until smooth and return to the cooking pot. You may also use an immersion blender.
  • Add grated cheese and bring to just boil or until cheese melts.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Serve soup hot.
  • Refrigerate any unused portion ot the soup.
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