The weather has been just miserable here in Chicago over the past few days, so it was time to whip up some good old-fashioned comfort food last night:
Omnibus Driver's Heart Attack in a Bowl:
3 Medium potatoes, peeled and cubed (I use the really thin-skinned white potatoes and skip the peeling all together)
4 Cups chicken broth
4 Leeks (1"-1-1/2" in diameter), sliced into 1/8-1/4" rounds (use everything but the really tough parts of the leaves)
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Cups heavy cream
1/3 Cup white vermouth
Lawrey's Seasoned Salt and white pepper, to taste
Boil the potatoes in the chicken broth until tender. Get out the potato masher and break down the potatoes into the broth. (You can puree in a food processor or blender, but I like some chunks in there.) Saute the leeks in the butter until tender. Dump the leeks, cream and vermouth into the potatoes and broth. Bring to temperature without bringing to a boil. Season with Lawrey's Seasoned salt and white pepper to taste.
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