Friday, 6 January 2012

Leek and Potato Soup

An oldie, but a goody. This soup ticks almost every soup box going; it's soothing, nourishing, frugal and delicious. It's beauty lies within it's simplicity, highly, highly recommended cooking and eating.
Ingredients:
3 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
4 leeks, thinly sliced
1 onion, finely chopped
50ml chicken
Salt and pepper.

To cook:
Sweat the leeks in olive oil or butter over a low heat for 5 mins. Add the onion and continue cooking until very soft, slow cooking is best for this.
Add the chicken stock and potato, bring to the boil and reduce down to a simmer for about 20 mins.
Check that the potatoes are thoroughly cooked, then, whizz everything together away from the heat. Season to taste and serve with good bread and butter.

13 comments:

  1. Funnily enough, my husband was asking me to cook leek & potato soup earlier today, but I had no potatoes! This soup looks lovely, I will give it a try. Great work, love your recipes :)

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  2. Potato leek is my favorite soup but I never make it! I think I like it so much because it's usually full of salt and cream - this sounds like a yummy but healthy alternative!

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  3. I love potato leek soup; it's one of those winter favourites. This looks delish!

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  4. Love the soup :) thank you for sharing..

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  5. Thank you for stopping by and I will be making this soup today! I love recipes that are fast and easy. It's been a little chilly here for a few days. So this soup will be perfect. I live in South Florida so it's not cold very often...XoXo

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  6. I love recipes with few ingredients. It's the simple ones that really stand out. Must try this!

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  7. Yum, so simple but so delicious sounding AND looking!

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  8. i love the simple smattering of pepper on top--it's so artistic and essential for flavor at the same time. :)

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  9. Thanks for your comment - I love the name of your blog! and have always loved leek and potato soup - thanks for sharing!

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  11. Yum! Leeks have such a delicious flavor!

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  12. I love this soup! I make it often, the last batch I made though was more golden in colour, I think it must have been the potatoes!x

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