As a daughter of a Scouser, I haven’t ever made Leek and Potato soup. However, my Mum, announced that it was her favourite soup, when I said about this recipe. It is basically an onion soup, but with the very Welsh vegetables leeks. It has a few simple ingredients, and yes it looks like snot, but I hoovered it up, as did my kids. It was really tasty and took no time, and hardly effort to make. I can’t help but think the perfect addition would be bacon, but I am aware that my love of bacon has taken over this blog, so I stuck with a few shakes of paprika.
2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 large leek, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
Knob of butter
Splash of milk
400ml of chicken stock (veg stock if you’re veggie)
Salt and pepper
Shake of paprika
Chop and peel all of the veg.
Add the leek to a pan with the butter, stir occasionally until the leek looks glossy and starts to cook, on a low heat. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the potato and stir in the butter. Add the chicken stock, salt, paprika and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes, until the potato is cooked.
Add to a blender, and blend until smooth.
Put the soup back into the pan and add a splosh of whole fat milk.
Serve with cheese on toast.