Hardcore Hobbit: Leek Stock

My first weekend at yoga teacher training was a crazy one but a great one! I met a whole bunch of awesome new people AND I worked a couple of really tasty recipes on the side. Epic win! I made this mostly in the crockpot while I was away at training, so it’s perfect for you other busy hobbits out there. In LOTRO leek stock is made with leeks, water and shire taters. I love the smell of this stock, it certainly picked up my spirit when I walked in the door. Look at all those beautiful leeks!

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tbl butter
  • 3 medium leeks, thinly sliced, white/light coloured parts only
  • 4 small potatoes, cubed
  • 5 cups water
  • salt and pepper
  1. Heat a pan to medium high. Add the butter, swirling it around to coat the pan.
  2. Add garlic and onion. Cook until onions begin to caramelize.
  3. Add the leeks, cook for about 1 or two minutes. Stirring constantly.
  4. Pour into a crockpot.
  5. Add the potatoes and water. Heat the crockpot for 8 hours on low. You can do this faster by just adding the ingredients to a stock pot and heating over the stove for 30-45 minutes on medium high. Make sure the potatoes are tender before serving.

Makes 5 super generous servings. Each serving contains 180 calories, 4.9 grams fat, 32 grams carbs, 4 grams fibre, and 3.7 grams protein. This is a great soup base! A great departure from the same old veggie soup base that most vegetarians can get stuck with. You can use lighter butter substitutes for this soup but I found that full fat butter really helped those leeks along flavour wise.

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6 responses to “Hardcore Hobbit: Leek Stock

  1. I’m looking for something to sub for chicken broth in holiday cooking as I’ve two vegetarians now. Thinking this could work, puree-ing (sp?) the potatoes before using, but was wondering, how much water do you add to the crock?

    • oops forgot to put the water measurement in there! Thanks for mentioning it. It’s 5 cups. Giving the stock a puree would make it a perfect substitute for vegetarians! You could skip the potatoes in the recipe if you are worried it will be too thick but I would still puree anyways because of the onions and leeks. Mmmm, Sometimes I use chicken broth instead of cream when mashing potatoes, I think in this case leek stock would be even better!!

  2. Thanks for the measurement. Figured it was 5-6 cups but wasn’t sure. I read this to my husband today and he’s very excited to try it. Should be awesome!

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