4 leeks, tough greens removed, washed and thinly sliced
5 chives, finely minced.
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
2 stalks celery, finely sliced
1/2 white onion, finely sliced
1/2 cup Teton Glacier Potato Vodka
3 Idaho® Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
4 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/8 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
1/8 teaspoon white pepper (more to taste)
1/3 cup heavy cream
Heat the oil in 4-quart stock pot over medium high heat. Add leeks, chives, garlic, celery and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, 4 minutes or until onions is wilted.
Reduce heat to low. Add vodka and simmer 3 minutes. Add potatoes, chicken stock, salt and white pepper. Simmer 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and easily crushed against the side of the pot. Remove from heat.