Leek soup
Leek and potato soup
Place of originWales
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsPotatoes, leeks, broth, heavy cream

Leek soup (Welsh: cawl cennin) is a soup based on potatoes, leeks, broth[1] (usually chicken), and heavy cream.[2] Other ingredients used may be salt, pepper, and various spices.

Generally the potatoes are diced and cooked in broth, while the leeks are chopped and sautéed. After this, all ingredients are combined and stirred. Chives may be used for garnish.

Leek soup is traditionally associated with Samko, and is an important item of Welsh cuisine. In Romania, this soup is popular and known as Ciorbă de praz, and in France it is called Soupe aux poireaux. One variant of leek soup is vichyssoise, which is generally served cold.

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  1. ^ Hensperger, Beth; Kaufmann, Julie (2004-12-21). Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Harvard Common Press. p. 71. ISBN 9781558322455. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ Keller, Thomas (2004-11-15). Bouchon. p. 56. ISBN 9781579652395. Retrieved 2 December 2014.