Monday, 14 January 2013

With Just Three Simple Ingredients.....

I have found that the best way to get a wide variety of vegetables into the kids is by making some soups.  I can hide all their least favourite veggies in the guise of something warm and comforting.  This leek and potato soup is very easy to make and it is really tasty considering that there is only three vegetables required.  I find it great as an after school snack or even substantial enough for an evening meal when served with some fresh bread. Sometimes when I have some leftover baked ham from a previous dinner, I like to cut it into small cubes and sprinkle them on top of the soup.  A complete meal in a bowl.

Potato and Leek Soup

  • 3 Large Leeks
  • 5 Medium Floury Potatoes
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Litre of Stock
  • A Knob of Butter
  • Cut away the dark green tops of the leeks as they are too tough, slice and wash the rest of the leeks leaving a little water on them.
  • Peel and roughly dice the potatoes and onion.
  • On a medium heat the knob of butter in the pot until it bubbles slightly, add in the vegetables and reduce the heat a little.
  • Stir well and ensure that all the vegetables are covered in the butter.
  • Cover the vegetables with a sheet of greaseproof paper and put the lid on the pot.  
  • On a low heat allow the veg to steam for 10-15 minutes or until the leeks have softened.  This is very important, otherwise the leeks will stay stringy and won't release their full flavour.
  • Remove the paper and add in the stock.  I like to use a mixture of vegetable and chicken stock, just to give it a little depth of flavour.
  • Replace the lid and allow to simmer on a medium heat for a further 10 mins.
  • Whizz it up with a hand blender until smooth.
  • Season to taste.
  • Eat.  Yum yum diddlyumsciuos.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.  I'd love to know what you think about my recipes.  Do I write them ok?  Are they easy to follow?  Or will I just give up on this side of my blog?  A little advice would be seriously welcome.

Rosie xx


  1. I love leek-and-potato-soup - and your recipe is crystal clear and very well written. (I tend to clutter up recipes with too many detailed instructions.)

    Keep it up! :)

  2. No - don't give up! Your recipes sound so yummy! I'd love to try this soup, as soon as the weather cools down in a few months. I'm going to make an effort to eat more soup this winter - I love it so much!
    THANK-YOU for sharing!

  3. This looks like a nice recipe. I'm hoping to make it when my hob is fixed!
    Jille x


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