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  • 4 Onions
  • 4 Leeks
  • 4 Potatoes
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 10 Cloves garlic -- minced
  • 4 Shallots -- minced
  • 6 c Chicken stock
  • Salt -- to taste
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 ts Dried oregano
  • 1/2 ts Dried marjoram
  • Minced chives -- for
  • Garnish


1. Cut onions into large dice. Clean leeks as follows: cut off root ends; remove and discard coarse outer leaves; discard green tops. Split lengthwise, cutting to within 1 inch of root end. Soak in cold water for several minutes; separate leaves under running water to rinse away any dirt. Cut leeks into 1/4-inch slices. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.
2. In a large saucepan, heat butter and oil. Add onions, garlic, shallots, and leeks. Cook slowly over low heat until lightly browned. Add potatoes, stock, salt to taste, basil, bay leaf, oregano, and marjoram. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook 40 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate and warm before serving. Garnish with minced chives.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Recipe By : the California Culinary Academy
From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991