Winter is drawing closer as well as colder days and nights. At this time of year our slow cooker is on pretty much every day. We make all sorts of soups, pie fillings, stews and even desserts. On Sunday we took a walk and ended up at the supermarket so last minute decision decided on Leek and Potato soup for dinner. We grabbed some leek and bread and headed back of home.This soup is so easy to make and we had left overs to freeze for another day as well.
2 Large Leeks
5-6 good sized potatoes
2 garlic cloves
Single Cream (optional but make it a bit more rich)
1.5ltr chicken stock approx (we just used 2 good stock cubes and added boiling water)
Good knob of butter
How to make your soup
Its really easy to make its a one pot dish that you do on the hob. You chop your leeks into 1/2cm slices. Dice your carrots into little cubes. Crush your garlic and dice your onion. All this is then added to a large pan with the knob of butter and you sweat it down on a low heat for about 10 mins. The lid being half on help it from drying out and sticking as it provides a bit of steam and moisture. Whilst this is softening down peel and chop your potatoes, about 1cm chunks so little cubes. Once the vegetable in the pan are soft you add your potatoes and chicken stock. Season well and you can add some herbs if you like at this point as well. You need to leave it to cook till all the vegetables are soft and to the touch. So can you stick a knife in your potatoes easily. Once you have your cooked soup its time to blend it to smooth lump free soup. Once blended add about 80ml of single cream leaving a little behind to drizzle when serving (optional of course).
We use a wand blender as its easy to use around the coker but you can use a traditional blender. You don’t have to blen dthis soup you can east it as is when cooked jut don’t take it as far so the potatoes hold some shape when serving.
Serve your soup with some nice fresh bread and butter.
This is a great winter dish make sure you check out our Slow Cooker recipes some are perfect for winter nights.