Paper Quilled Realistic Leeks
Sometimes I make things just so that I can photograph them. That is kind of the case with these Paper Quilled Realistic Leeks. At the time of their creation, I was feeling pretty inspired by my every day surroundings. And, one of my absolute favorite meals was a drool-worthy Potato Leek Soup.
I made the leeks and then arranged them in various ways and snapped photo after photo. I didn’t like all the shots, but a few came out pretty good – some even vaguely realistic. I think my goal at the time was to make note cards or postcards or something. And, that might still be a viable option. Who knows, maybe I’ll turn a bunch of my quilling photographs into something other than prints.
If you like these paper quilled realistic leeks, be sure to check out my Paper Quilled Brocolli. And, as always, if you’re interested in commissioning your own leeks, or something more of your liking, contact me or see what’s available on my Etsy shop.
Potato Leek Soup Recipe
- 3-6 large Leeks
- 3-5 large Potatoes
- 1 Quart of Broth
- 1 Pint Heavy Cream
Cut up the leeks into small disks roughly 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick. Use as much of the leek as possible without including woody parts. Using EVO and a large frying pan, cook them down slowly (medium heat) until 3/4 carmelized. Add EVO if they seem to be drying out.
Peel and boil potatoes. Drain. Loosely mash cooked potatoes, but don’t go overboard as you want them to be a little chunky. If you used a big soup pot, leave them in this. If not, transfer them to a large soup pot.
Put soup pot on low heat. Add broth and stir. Add heavy cream and stir. Add leeks. Add salt to taste. You can also add pepper. I tend to add a pretty hefty amount of salt as the soup can be bland at first. Bring to reasonable eating temperature, but do not heat too much or risk scalding.
Serve by itself or in a bread bowl.