Simple Leek and Potato Soup

Simple Leek and Potato Soup


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About this recipe: This soup will warm the cockles of your heart. It's the perfect soup for the winter. Potatoes are simmered with leeks in a creamy white soup base. Enjoy with a crusty bread roll.


Serves: 8 

  • 2.25kg white potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
  • 2 leeks, white part only
  • 110g butter
  • 4 tablespoons white wine
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Cook potatoes in chicken stock until soft. Set aside, do not drain.
  2. Puree the potatoes and 1.25 litres of the liquid in a food processor in batches. Set aside.
  3. Half the leeks lengthways and soak in water to clean. Finely slice. Saute in butter until transparent. Add white wine and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. In a soup pot, combine remaining potato liquid from the potato cooking pot and sauteed leeks. Stir in pureed potatoes and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and white pepper. Cook to desired consistency, adding more stock if necessary. Garnish with parsley.

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