5 ounces butter
2 cups small bread cubes
2 leeks, dark green tops removed and discarded, leeks washed and diced
2 large carrots, peeled and diced
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cups hot vegetable broth
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup minced parsley
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small non stick sauté pan. Add the bread cubes and brown them. Transfer them to absorbent paper and set aside.
Melt the remaining butter in a soup pot; add the leeks, carrots and potatoes and cook until soft but not brown. Add the broth, bring to a boil, lower the heat to simmer and cook 30 minutes. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. If the soup is too thick, stir in just enough milk to thin it down. Serve it hot with a sprinkling of parsley and croutons.
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