Potato Leek Soup

The potatoes were fork tender and not mushy which means I cut them to the perfect size, 1/2" chunks. Here is the basic recipe/process for making this soup. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 6 pc. potatoes - white or red (medium size)
  • 5 pounds leeks, washed and soaked, sliced into 1/4" rings
  • 4-6 cups chicken or beef stock
  • 6 pc. sterilized pint jars

Instructions
 

  • Soak the leeks in cold water to make sure they are clean. Cut into rings and set aside. Peel and cube potatoes soak in cold water till you are ready to can. This will keep them from turning brown.
  • Add boiling hot chicken stock filling the jar to 1" headspace. Using the rubber spatula remove air bubbles and then fill with additional stock to reach the 1" headspace covering the vegetables.
  • Process all the rest of the vegetables in the same way for the rest of the jars.
  • When complete process in pressure canner for 60 minutes at 11 pounds of pressure (processed at sea level see below for adjusted times) for dial gauge and 10lbs of pressure for weighted gauge. If you use quarts instead of pints process for 75 minutes.

Notes

Pressure canning notes:
Always make sure that you let your pressure canner vent steam for the full 10 minutes before putting on the weight gauge or pressure regulator. This allows the internal temperature of the canner to rise and produce the pressure needed to reach the 240 degrees needed to kill the bacteria.
If you are at higher levels please refer below to the increments of additional pounds of pressure to can these vegetables.
In a Dial Gauge Pressure Canner
* At altitudes of 0 - 2000 feet, process at 11 pounds pressure.
* At altitudes of 2001 - 4000 feet, process at 12 pounds pressure.
* At altitudes of 4001 - 6000 feet, process at 13 pounds pressure.
* At altitudes of 6001 - 8000 feet, process at 14 pounds pressure.
In a Weighted Gauge Pressure Canner
* At altitudes of 0 - 1000 feet, process at 10 pounds pressure.
* At altitudes above 1000 feet, process at 15 pounds pressure.
I also harvested my potato box since the plant was dying. I was bummed that the experiment didn't work as long as I wanted it to but I did get about 3 pounds of new red potatoes that were super creamy. I roasted some of them with a bit of olive oil and rosemary and had a few of the baby size ones left so I canned them along with the potato leek soup in the canner.
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