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Leek and Potato Soup

A hearty soup that can be served both hot and cold.

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 Leeks
  • A large white onion
  • About 2 tablespoons of margarine
  • 900ml - 1 litre carton of low sodium chicken broth
  • 500ml 33% cream (whipping cream)
  • 2 large potatoes

Method:

Thoroughly wash the leeks. To remove grit I cut the slices and fan them out in the water.

To remove grit I slice the leeks and fan them out.
To remove grit I slice the leeks and fan them out.

Cut the leeks up to the pale green part and put them in the pan.

Leeks sliced and ready to be chopped.
Leeks sliced and ready to be chopped.
Chopped leeks ready for the pot.
Chopped leeks ready for the pot.

Chop the onion and add it to the pan.

Chopped onions ready for the pot.
Chopped onions ready for the pot.

Add the margarine and cook until the leeks and onions are translucent.

Leeks and onions cooking in the pot.
Leeks and onions cooking in the pot.

Chop the potatoes into cubes and add them, and the broth, to the pan.

Chopped potatoes ready for the pot.
Chopped potatoes ready for the pot.

Bring the contents of the pan to the boil, then lower the heat and cook until the potatoes are soft.

Soup cooking in the pot.
Soup cooking in the pot.

Remove from the heat and either use a stick blender to blend the soup, or let it cool down and put the soup into a blender. Do NOT blend the mixture when it's hot it is dangerous.

The soup after it's been blended.
The soup after it's been blended.

Add cream and stir in, warm and serve with croutons, garlic bread or crusty bread.

The finished soup, with cream added, ready to serve.
The finished soup, with cream added, ready to serve.