Potato and Leek Soup

    50 min

    It's the best potato and leek soup I've ever had. A modification of a recipe I first tried at my dear friend Sonja's house.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 4 celery sticks, sliced
    • 6 large potatoes, chopped roughly
    • 2 leeks, sliced
    • 200ml double cream
    • 2 litres chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons of chervil, chopped

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cook the onion in a pot on low heat until it is clear and soft.
    2. Add the leek and cook stirring for ten minutes or until also soft (be careful not to get too much brown stuff on bottom of pot).
    3. Add the potato and celery and cook for a further 3 minutes.
    4. Add the stock and bring to the boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potato is very soft but not flaky.
    5. Blend together and slowly add cream as you blend (you can add more cream if you like).
    6. Stir through the chervil to serve (and don't forget some black pepper). Serve with hot dark brown bread

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    Didn't put any celery because i am not a fan of its after taste, but added some herbes de Provence, and it was delicious.  -  19 Jan 2010


    This soup was easy to make and tasted excellent. I followed the recipe, basically, with a few additions/changes. I notice that while it says to cook the onion, there isn't butter listed in the ingredients. I used about 2T to cook (but not brown) the onions, leeks, and celery. I had broccoli to use up, so added a head of broccoli, chopped. Because of that, I increased the stock, probably adding about another litre or so. Once the potatoes and broccoli were in the pan, I just added stock so they were covered. I cooked for 15-20 minutes as directed. I added some bacon I had leftover too. I used a potato masher after the potatoes were cooked and added double cream as called for. I used more though because of adding broccoli, bacon and more stock. The soup was fantastic. I really liked the addition of broccoli and the bacon added to the flavour as well. I will make this again and highly recommend this recipe. I received rave reviews and yet it was so easy. Thank you for sharing your recipe.  -  11 Apr 2013


    Altered ingredient amounts. Served With strips of crispy bacon on the top and toasted seeded bread it was yummy.  -  19 Jan 2010