A perennial favourite in the Village Hall, especially on days when the Yorkshire weather drives everyone inside, now you can make our leek and potato soup at home. So simple, but very tasty!

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A seeded roll on a plate, next to a bowl of pale green leek and potato soup that has chopped chives scattered on top, and a spoon placed ready to tuck in
Yield: 6

Leek and Potato Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A traditional favourite: leek and potato soup is the perfect way to warm up on a rainy day.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb / 900g potatoes, peeled and cut in 1in/2cm cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 leeks, washed and finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cream to swirl
  • Chives or mint to garnish

Instructions

  1. Gather together the ingredients and set butter to melt in a saucepan over medium heat. Ingredients ready for leek and potato soup
  2. Add thinly sliced leeks & mashed garlic. Saute for 7-8 minutes until soft and sweet, stirring occasionally. Finely sliced leeks softening in a stainless steel saucepan
  3. Add peeled and cubed potatoes.
  4. Add the stock, give the pan a quick stir, and turn up the heat until the soup simmers. Leek and potato soup simmering in a stainless steel saucepan
  5. Put the lid on and lower heat until it's just lightly bubbling. Gently simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  6. When all the ingredients are soft, puree with a hand-held blender until nearly smooth. Using an electric hand blender to puree the leek and potato soup
  7. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with cream to swirl and mint or chives to garnish. A bowl of leek and potato soup garnished with a swirl of cream and some chopped chives

Notes

Our leek and potato soup is perfect with crusty bread spread with Yorkshire butter, or to make it really special, why not put together some quick garlic croutons while the soup is simmering, ready to sprinkle them over when you serve?

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 7gSugar: 7gProtein: 7g

Nutritional data provided is a guideline and will vary according to precise ingredients used and how large your home-made portions are.