So we all know that I am know culinary master, but today I am sharing a recipe of a dish that actually went down very well, and was so easy to make.
On a recent outing, we had leek and potato soup as a starter and the Husband mentioned that he’d enjoyed it so I decided to attempt to make it at home. Yes, I know, it’s just soup, but I don’t think I have made my own soup since home economics class circa 1990, so to have done so and for it to taste good, it merits a mention here!
I ordered the leeks in for this, but other than that, I wanted it to be something that I could make with ingredients that I pretty much always have in anyway. This way it feels both cost effective and the sort of meal I can prepare with little forethought. A lot of the recipes that I saw suggested adding in double cream, so as this is not something I always have to hand and because another reason for trying to make a soup was to eat healthily, I found some with milk in and played around a little with those.
Anyway, without further delving into the depths of my soupy decisions, here’s the ingredients and recipe for you…
Ingredients (serves 4)
2 Medium Leeks
2 Medium Potatoes (around 750g worth)
A Knob of Butter
2 Vegetable Stock Cubes
A Splash of Milk
Pepper to Season
– Cut off the top and bottom of your leeks and cut them into rounds of around 1cm.
– Heat the butter in a large pan and then add in the leeks.
– Whilst the leeks are softening, peel and dice your potatoes. Then add them to the pan.
– Allow the potatoes and leeks to continue softening whilst you prepare the vegetable stock.
– The 2 cubes are likely to need 450ml boiling water each, so prepare these and add all 900ml to the pan once ready.
– Stir in the stock and leave to simmer for around 30 minutes.
– Turn off the heat and add the pepper and milk to taste (these are of course optional extras). Then use a hand blender to make a smooth soup, though you can leave it chunky if you’d prefer.
– Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!
I so love this soup. It was super-simple to prepare and make, and all I need to remember to add to my weekly shopping are leeks, as I do always have the other items in anyway. This is my first foray into soup-making and I fear it might be the start of something! Watch this space for more soup recipes soon!
What do you think? Could this be a winter warmer for you to try?