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Winter leek and potato soup

Of the winter soups, leek and potato is surely one of the most warming and comforting.

Posted by: kim
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Cuisine

British

Time

30 - 60 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

6

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You will need

IngredientAdd
50g butter Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
450g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm pieces This item is not available to buy. This could be because it is seasonal or out of stock. More products
1 small onion, cut the same size as the potatoes More products
450g white parts of leeks , sliced (save the green tops for another soup or stock) More products
850ml-1.2litres/1.5-2pts light vegetable stock More products
142ml carton whipping cream Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
125ml full-fat milk Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products

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Method

  • Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan.
  • When it foams, add the potatoes, onion and leeks and toss them in the butter until they are well coated.
  • Season well with salt and freshly ground pepper and toss again.
  • Cover the pan with its lid.
  • Cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft but not browned.
  • Uncover the pan and pour in 850ml/11/2 pints of the stock, bring to the boil and simmer until the vegetables are just cooked – should be about 5 minutes.
  • Do not overcook or the soup will lose its fresh flavor and nutrition.
  •   Purée in a blender until silky smooth, then taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Return the soup to a clean pan and stir in three quarters of the cream and all of the milk.
  • To finish the soup, finely shred the white leek and gently cook it in the hot butter for a few minutes until it is softened but not browned.
  • Reheat the soup to a gentle simmer (add some extra stock at this point if the soup is too thick for your liking), then pour into warmed bowls.
  • Drizzle the remaining cream over each serving, top with a little pile of buttered leeks and a scattering of chives and black pepper and serve at once.

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King Edward Potato ORGANIC
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