Saturday, March 10, 2012

Leek and potato soup

It's been a while since I lasted posted a recipe. Here's a recipe for some delicious leek and potato soup that I first tried out last Christmas. Serves 3-4.

  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 large leeks
  • 350 g potatoes
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder

Peel and dice the potatoes.

Finely chop the onion and leeks and, using a large heavy-based saucepan, fry gently in the olive oil over a medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Crush and add the garlic, and fry for a further 1 minute. Meanwhile, boil a kettle.

Add the potatoes, wine and bouillon powder to the pan, with enough boiling water to just cover the vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Turn the heat down to a simmer, and cook for 30-40 mins until the potatoes are nice and soft. Blend or mash the soup, and finally stir in the double cream just before serving.