Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato SoupOriginally uploaded by Towniesmallholder

I made some Leek and Potato Soup & crusty white bread this morning for us all to have for lunch this afternoon.

The recipe is just kinda thrown together off the top of my head, but is the basis for the majority of Leek and Potato soups that you would find in cookery books.Ingredients:

  • 1 large Onion, Diced
  • 3 Large Leeks, Sliced
  • 3 Large Potatoes, Cubed
  • 3 Small Cloves of garlic, Sliced
  • 2 teaspoons Marigold Vegetable Boullion
  • 2 Litres Water
  • Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Maldon Sea Salt, large pinch
  • Freshly ground black pepper

method:

  1. Put a large heavy based pot onto the top of the stove, and add the olive oil.
  2. add onion, garlic and leeks and saute until soft.
  3. add the cubed potato and stir in
  4. add the veg stock and stir that in too
  5. add the water and stir well.
  6. let the soup simmer away for an hour or so
  7. remove from heat and allow to cool a bit then blitz it in the liquidiser until smooth.

When you are ready to serve the soup, add a swirl of double cream in the middle of each soup bowl and either garmish with a wee bit of chopped flat leaf parsley or finely chopped chives.

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