Leek and Potato Soup

There's nothing quite like a nice steaming bowl of soup in cold weather. Soup is so easy to make and a great way to use up any leftover veg lurking in the fridge.

Leek and Potato Soup


Print Recipe

To serve 4 you will need: 
3 leeks - washed and sliced into 1 inch chunks
3 medium potatoes - peeled and cubed into 3/4 of an inch pieces
1 medium onion - diced
50g butter
500ml chicken stock (has to be 'Knorr' says I as for some reason, 'Oxo' just is not the same for soup making)
250ml whole milk
salt and pepper to season

Method:
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. When the butter starts to foam, add the leeks, potatoes and onions. Keep the vegetables moving about until they are well coated with butter.
Add a little salt and a few grinds of pepper.

Now cover with a lid or some foil and let them cook over a gentle heat for about 15 minutes. You don't really want them to colour - just to cook through.
Meanwhile, put your kettle on to make the stock. When the vegetables are soft but not coloured add the stock and milk and continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and nicely cooked through.

Have a taste to check for seasoning.
Now, let it cool a bit before you purée the soup in a blender or food processor. You may want to heat it up again in a clean saucepan, if you do then do so over a gentle heat taking care not to boil the soup.

Pour into bowls to serve. If you're going to be fancy like me, pour a little double cream into the middle of each bowl and top with a few snipped chives.

18 comments

  1. It's because they have the knorr-how.

    Try dropping some smoked haddock in too. Or in a month add nettles before you blend - and you have nettle soup.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's pouring rain right now - this soup would sure hit the spot.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Potatoes and leeks are a match made in heaven"D

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fabulous ingredients and perfect for these cold days.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your soup looks really tasty Jan. I love making soups when the weather is cold....Served with fresh home-made crusty bread. Heaven in a bowl.

    ReplyDelete
  6. The soup is perfect for this cold weather. We are leek and potato soup fans here.
    The cream and chives sets it off really well.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love leek and potato soup, it's one of my faves, and your's looks fab.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Delicious soup, Jan! I always like classic and simple soup.
    Cheers,
    ELra

    ReplyDelete
  9. During my "clean out the fridge" event tonight, I realize I've made 4 soups in the past week and a half. They just make you feel good when it's so cold outside.

    ReplyDelete
  10. some crunchy bacon on the top would be nice =) Sounds really delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You really cannot fail with soup like this. Its so simple to make (I use a hand blender- seriously cuts down on washing up) and tastes so much better than anything you could ever buy in a tin. I also agree with knorr stock cubes. Oxo are so damn salty and taste of nothing else.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like hot soup. Never try this may I have to learn and try for some visitors. But not sure if it is the same as you are heheheh...

    ReplyDelete
  13. 'Tis delish and you know what they call this soup cold? Vichycoisse!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Mmmm, I don't make leek and potato soup nearly often enough - thanks for reminding me :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like how simple vegetable soup like this turn out so good! Perfect for a cold day.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Delicious soup, perfect for a chilly evening :-)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just one more comment today! I have been looking for a leek recipe this week - in honor of the rugby! This is perfect!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment - much appreciated.
Cheers
Jan




Powered by Blogger.