Potato-Leek Soup: Do You Love It?...Or Hate It?

Potato-Leek Soup: Do You Love It?...Or Hate It?

Emma Christensen
Jan 25, 2010

You might think this is impossible, but we're going to come right out and say it: not everyone loves potato-leek soup. A bowl of this simple two-ingredient soup takes some people to a place of gastronomic bliss. But for others? It's just kind of...meh. Where do you stand?

I wouldn't say that I actually hate potato-leek soup, but it's definitely not something that I go out of my way to find. I've made it myself, had it at friends' houses, and ordered it at restaurants, and I've never been able to see what all the fuss is about.

There's a certain charm in its simplicity, but most of the time, it just leaves me feeling bored and unsatisfied. I'm always wanting to sneak in some spices, caramelize those leeks, add some beans - anything to give it more flavor and excitement!

I've often wondered if this soup is something that you had to grow up with. Maybe I just missed the crucial moment when the taste of potato and leek became associated with comfort and contentment.

Do agree? Is there something you potato-leek lovers think the rest of us are missing?

Related: Seasonal Spotlight: What to do with Leeks?

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