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Potato and Leek Soup

A  Greek proverb says:  “A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes”. I agree fully. With this inexpensive, rather strangely shaped vegetable you can fill the tummies of the poor and impress the sophisticated pallets of the rich. You can use the humble Spud to make hundreds of different dishes, keep young and old happy and I am sure that there must be in most of the households around the world….a favourite potato dish. Mine??? Potato and Leek Soup!

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

8 Leeks

1 Large Onion

1 Litre Vegetable Stock

200ml Milk

75ml Cream

2 Tablespoons Butter

25g Parsley

Salt and Pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Slice the leeks and onion, melt the butter in a pan and sauté the leeks and onion until soft.
  2. Chop the potatoes.
  3. Mix the milk and vegetable stock together and add this  mix, little bit at a time,  to the leeks and onion stirring constantly.
  4. Add the potatoes and simmer partially covered for 30 minutes. The potatoes need to be tender.
  5. Remove from the heat and let the soup cool a little.
  6. Season with the salt and pepper.
  7. Liquidize until smooth.
  8. Stir in the cream just before serving.
  9. Garnish with the chopped parsley.
  10. Serve with freshly baked bread.

Photo: Nel

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About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

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