Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Heart Warming Leek & Potato Soup

Isn't it miserable out there? Rain lashing down, and even a hint of snow calls for a soup that warms you right down to your toes.

What you'll need:

  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion
  • 3 large leeks
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 900ml chicken stock (use water if you are veggie)
  • 2 large handfuls of rocket
  • 150ml double cream
  • Salt & pepper
(Serves 5)

Dice your onion and leeks using a food processor if you have one (this saves so much time!) and cube your potatoes. Melt the butter in a large heavy-based pan and then add the chopped ingredients, stirring until they are coated in butter. Once sizzling reduce the heat to low, cover and sweat for 15 minutes. Pour in the stock and then bring to the boil, reduce the heat again and simmer covered for 20 minutes until all the vegetables are tender. 

Whizz the soup using a hand blender. If you only have a jug blender or a food processor you will need to wait until the soup is completely cool before you blend it. Return to the pan and reheat, stirring in most of the cream and season. 

Transfer to bowls and add a handful of rocket with a swirl of cream.

1 comment:

  1. I just made soup with leek, but definitely not as creamy as this one!
    Haven't had just leek and potato in a while.

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