Potato and Leek Soup

I’m such a fan of potato and leek soup. This is the easiest and tastiest i’ve tried. 

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 medium (about 700g) desiree potatoes, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 leeks, pale section only, thinly sliced
  • 1.25L (5 cups) Vegetable stock
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

 

1: Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring,  until the onion softens. Add the potato and leek and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leek softens.

2: Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and gently boil, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potato is soft. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

3: Transfer one-third of the potato mixture to the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a clean saucepan. Repeat in 2 more batches with the remaining potato mixture

4: Place the soup over medium heat. Add the cream and stir to combine. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until hot. Taste and season with salt. 

5: Ladle the soup among serving bowls. Sprinkle with chives and top with croutons. Serve immediately.

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