Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Leek & Potato Soup

Well the winter days are slowly coming to and end, which sadly means I am running out of soup weather! I thought I would squeeze in a couple more before summer rolls around... This potato and leek recipe is one of my absolute favourites, and it's so simple!

6 - 8 potatoes, peeled and sliced
1 onion, diced
3 leeks, washed and sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 litre chicken stock
1 cup cream
1 tbsp butter
Sea salt and cracked pepper

Melt the butter in a large heavy based saucepan, and saute the onion, garlic and leeks until softened. Add the potatoes, keeping them fairly even in the pot, then pour over the chicken stock, which should only just cover the potatoes.

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are very tender. Season well with salt and pepper then mash the potatoes until you achieve a nice thick consistency. Pour in the cream and stir to combine, then it's ready to serve.

1 comment:

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

Yum! I have a thousand potatoes and no leeks - darn.