Brotchan Roy Recipe

Brotchán Roy
(AKA: Brotchán Foltchep)
Irish Leek and Oatmeal Soup
Submitted By: Taz

Ingredients:

8 Large Leeks - split, thoroughly cleaned, and sliced into 1 inch pieces
2 Bunches Green Onions - thin sliced
8 Cups Whole Milk
8 Cups Vegetable Stock - can substitute chicken stock if desired
¼ Cup Steel Cut / Pinhead Oats (AKA: Irish Oats)
4 Tbs Irish Butter
½ tsp Nutmeg
½ tsp Ground Mace
Kosher salt to taste
Fresh Ground White Pepper to taste
-OPTIONAL-
¼ Cup Heavy Cream
-OPTIONAL GARNISH-
Fresh Parsley - chopped
Garlic OR Plain Chives - chopped

Preparation:
  1. Place a large pot over medium heat
  2. Add vegetable stock and whole milk and thoroughly combine -Sprinkle the oats over the top and stir to combine
  3. Bring to a simmer (At no time should this soup come to a boil - Adjust heat as necessary) and allow to simmer (stirring occasionally) while you prepare the leeks
  4. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat - Add the chopped leeks and sauté until soft but NOT colored (apx 3-5 minutes)
  5. Transfer the softened leeks to the soup - Add green onion, nutmeg, and mace - Stir to combine
  6. Continue to simmer (adjusting heat as necessary and stirring occasionally) for 20 minutes
  7. Adjust seasoning with salt and white pepper to taste
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the heavy cream (If using)
  9. Serve hot garnished as desired along with Irish Brown Stout Bread and a cold pint of Irish Stout
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