This started with me watching a video by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. He made this in the video and I figured what the hell I’d give it a go with a couple modifications.
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
8oz. Sliced Crimini (Brown) Mushrooms – buy them whole, clean them and slice thinly.
1 Leek – bottom part to light green, make sure you clean it and thinly slice it.
One quart of Chicken Stock
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream.
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp dried Thyme
Salt and pepper to taste.
Melt the butter in a pot – then add the mushrooms and leeks. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for approximately 8 minutes. Add the full 1qt. of chicken stock.
Bring to a boil and then lower to simmer. Season to taste. Add the Heavy Cream. Stir.
Now the options make a roux with equal parts butter and flour. Stir some of the soup mixture into the roux. Then add the rouch to the pot to thicken it.
For the Crositini – slice of a good Italian loaf. Butter and a sprinkling of garlic on each and toast them.