Since I'm a huge fan of the way Ina Garten takes classic recipes and turns up the volume, I recently decided to give her potato and leek soup a try. Instead of simply sauteing and simmering the vegetables, she roasts them in the oven until soft, crisp, and caramelized. The resulting soup is full of deep flavor with a rich velvety texture.
When you eat this luxurious soup, it's hard not to imagine yourself instantly transported to the Hamptons, where you enjoy it curled up on a huge couch in Ina's country chic home. Although the fried shallot garnish is listed as optional, in my opinion, it's a must make. The addition of crunchy-sweet shallot bits takes this soup to a whole new level. Plus, it's fun to scare your vegetarian friends into thinking they're bacon bits! Get the easy and rewarding recipe now