Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Leek & Potato Soup

With the cooler weather rapidly approaching, my mind always turns to soups (my favourite!!!) I love to make big batches of a variety of vegetable soups and then freeze them so I will always have them on hand. Cheap and cheerful...much like the person creating them ;-)


1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 leeks, washed thoroughly and chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cups 1" cubed potatoes
3 3/4 cups homemade stock (I use chicken)
salt and ground black pepper
  • Heat 2 tbsp of the butter in a large pot over a medium heat. Add the leeks and onion and cook gently, for approximately 7 minutes, until they are softened.
  • Add the potatoes to the pot and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, then add the stock and bring it to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook gently for 30-35 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, and remove from heat. Chop up and stir in the remaining butter.
  • Serve hot with fresh crusty bread - YUM!!!

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