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Leek and potato soup

Leek and potato soup

A classic of French family cooking.

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Last modified on: October 3rd 2010

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
30 min.12 min.42 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

1 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #1Peel 1 kg potatoes. 5 min.
2 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #2Cut into small pieces, wash and dry in a towel. 5 min.
3 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #3Wash 3 leeks. 10 min.
4 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #4Cut into small pieces. 3 min.
5 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #5In a very large pan or casserole, melt 30 g butter over a medium fheat then add 1 shallot chopped and salt.

Cook for a minute or two.
2 min.
6 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #6Add the potatoes and leeks, mix well. 2 min.
7 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #7Add 2 litres water and 2 chicken stock cubes. 2 min.
8 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #8Cook with the lid on until the potatoes are soft (well cooked). 10 min.
9 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #9Blend to give a really smooth soup. 3 min.
10 Leek and potato soup : Photo of step #10Taste to be sure that's sufficiently well salted, add pepper if you like it.

Serve as it is or with a dash of cream and/or croutons (small pieces of toasted or fried bread).

Remarks

For a richer version, you can , before blending, add 300 ml liquid cream.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
134834 gr244 gr26 gr
67 %13 %23 %4 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
361 gr7 gr1 gr
2 %<1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3368 gr60 gr6 gr
17 %3 %6 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 2.88 €
Per person : 0.72 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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