18/01/2016

Keeping Warm This Winter: Leek and Potato Soup Recipe


With temperatures hitting the 0s there is nothing more needed right now than a lovely warming soup. Whether you're feeling a bit under the weather or just a little chilly, I can guarantee that this soup will hit the spot.

You Will Need:

* Ingredients make enough soup for four people *

2 Leeks
3 Potatoes 
1 Vegetable stock cube
1 Pyrex jug of boiled water 
A pinch of salt and pepper 
A dash of olive oil for frying

How To Make:

Step 1 

Remove both ends and outer layers from the leeks. Slice into manageable pieces. At this point you can also skin and dice the potatoes ready for later. Now you're going to start by frying the leek, so in a pan, add a dash of olive oil and warm gently. When oil is hot add the leek and a touch of salt and pepper for flavour. Leave until the leeks have gone soft, stirring regularly to ensure they don't stick.

Step 2

Whilst the leeks are frying boil a kettle. Pour the boiled water into a Pyrex jug (how much you need depends on how you want the consistency of the soup, but don't worry if it ends up too thick, you can always add more water, later on.) and add one vegetable stock cube. Stir until combined.

Step 3

After the leeks are soft and the stock cube dissolved add the water solution and the diced potatoes to the pan of leeks. Turn the temperature down to a low simmer. Leave for half an hour or so, stirring occasionally.



Step 4

Once your concoction looks like the photos above, remove from the heat and allow to cool for about five minutes. Now, it's time to bend! Personally I use a hand blender similar to this one which is perfect for eradicating all of the lumps, leaving behind a lovely warm soup. If, at this point it looks a little too thick, don't be afraid of adding some more water. 

Tah Dah! Simply leave for a couple of minutes and serve with warm bread. To die for!

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